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Pep Guardiola will focus on West Ham clash despite Arsenal pressure

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is focusing on their next clash against West Ham United rather than worrying about Arsenal.

The Gunners are furiously chasing City in pursuit of their first Premier League title in 19 years.

Arsenal held the lead at the top of the table but relinquished it following draws with West Ham United, Liverpool and Southampton.

City beat Arsenal 4-1 before grinding out a 2-1 victory against Fulham to go top with a game in hand.

The title race is down to the final few matches, but Guardiola says he will not be looking at the Gunners.

Guardiola said (via the Man City’s official website): “I don’t control the results of the other ones.

“I am too busy working on what we have to do tomorrow against West Ham.”

Guardiola said this season is a one-off for the struggling Hammers but believes they still have enough quality in their squad.

“West Ham maybe did not do in the Premier League the season they expected like they have for the past two seasons,” he added.

“But (David) Moyes has been exceptional. That does not mean the quality is not there.

“I will review their games against Liverpool and Arsenal a little bit. I will review the first game of the Premier League [season].

“The quality is there. At set-pieces, they are maybe one of the best, scored three goals against Crystal Palace [in their last match].

“They attack the channels with [Michail ] Antonio and [Jarrod] Bowen. [Declan] Rice is an exceptional player.

“The weapons are there. They are a good team. They did not do a good season like they expected. But the weapons are there.

“I don’t have doubts that in one game, anything can happen. That is why we have to be absolutely ready.”

City have six games left to play in the league. They are looking for a fifth league title under Guardiola and their third consecutive one.

They have also reached the final of the FA Cup against Manchester United and will meet Real Madrid in the last four of the Champions League.

Arsenal will be doing their part and pushing for the Premier League title. They face underperforming Chelsea tonight.

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