Former Arsenal star Willian makes huge Man City claim ahead of Fulham clash | Football

Arsenal fans are hoping Willian can do them a favour against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)

Fulham winger Wllian has hailed Manchester City as ‘the best team in the world’ and has warned his side they will need to be ‘perfect’ in order to cause an upset on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s relentless winning machine are just three victories away from an unprecedented fourth Premier League title in succession.

And while their reign as European champions ended last month following a penalty shootout defeat against Real Madrid, City are still widely regarded as the team to beat, both at home and abroad.

One of Willian’s former teams, Arsenal, will be watching events at Craven Cottage tomorrow with interest, however, as any slip from City could see the Gunners regain control of the title race.

Arsenal’s hopes of their London neighbours causing a shock were hardly raised in midweek, when footage emerged of Fulham’s players flying kites at their Motspur Park training ground.

Veteran winger Willian is adamant that his side will be taking his side’s final home game of an impressive campaign seriously and are determined to end the season on a high.

He said: ‘It’s always good to play against the big teams, especially City who are – for me – the best team in the world,’ he said. ‘It’s going to be a difficult one for us, of course, but it’s always a pleasure to play these kinds of games, for sure.

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Willian has enjoyed another impressive season for Fulham

Willian has enjoyed another impressive season for Fulham (Picture: Getty)

‘To beat them, you need to be perfect. In every moment of the game, in every aspect of the game. If you sleep for five seconds, they can kill us. I think it will be a great game to play.

‘We respect them a lot, as I said they’re the best team in the world, but we cannot be afraid to play against them. We need to go there Saturday and try our best to win the game.

‘We have examples – we played against two big teams and beat them at home. And now we have another opportunity to do the same.

‘Of course, it will be a tough one, a tough game to play, but I think together we can do something special.’

On the prospect of helping Arsenal, he added: ‘To be honest, I don’t think about helping Arsenal, or any other club,” he explained. “We have to think about us, to do the best game that we can do on Saturday.

‘We have two games left and we have to fight for the points, but for me personally I don’t think about any other situation, any other club. I think about myself and my club.’


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