Jeremy Doku suggests Man City have higher standards than Arsenal | Football

Jeremy Doku says Man City want to win their final seven games in a row (Picture: Getty)

Jeremy Doku has acknowledged that Arsenal and Liverpool are ‘top teams’ but has insisted that it is Manchester City who have the ‘highest standards’.

City have dominated the Premier League in recent years – clinching five of the last six top-flight titles under Pep Guardiola – and registered a treble last season.

Doku moved to the Etihad this summer in a £55.5m deal from Rennes and is hoping to become a Premier League champion for the first time in his career.

City currently sit third in the table with seven games left – one point behind second-placed Liverpool and leaders Arsenal – in an incredibly tense title race.

‘This team has the highest standards,’ Doku told the City website. ‘We just want to win every game and then we will look where we are at the end of the season.

‘The title race is exciting. Arsenal and Liverpool are top teams, and the reality now is that we are third with only one point less than them with games to come.

‘All we are doing now is just focusing game-by-game and on us. We will just try to win every game that we have to play and then we can calculate and see what the other teams do. The big focus is just on how we perform and play the games.’

Pep Guardiola celebrates with the Premier League trophy in 2023

Man City beat Arsenal to secure the Premier League title last term (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal led the top-flight table for a whopping 248 days last season, the most for a team who failed to land the Premier League title in history.

Liverpool are the only team to have stopped City in recent seasons – beating them to the Premier League trophy in the 2019-20 campaign.

Guardiola said last week that it is harder to win the Premier League than the Champions League amid their tense fight with Arsenal and Liverpool.

‘I always said and people don’t believe me, I think the Premier League or the domestic league title are the more difficult ones,’ Guardiola said.

‘Because it is 38 fixtures and being there every single day, and especially the contenders we have this season.’

City host Luton Town on Saturday while Arsenal take on Aston Villa and Liverpool face Crystal Palace on Sunday.


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