Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has declared that he has the utmost respect for Arsenal but that they will be looking to get back to winning ways against them on Sunday when the sides meet in the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.
In what has been a poor week by Manchester City’s standards, in which the side have been knocked out of the Champions League and lose their first Premiership match away to Chelsea, the City defender claims the side cannot wait for Sunday to come around for them to get back to winning ways.
“We are hungry to win. We’ve known tougher moments so we just have to pick ourselves up, we will not be arrogant about this fixture. Arsenal are a great team but we can beat great teams. We want Sunday to come as quickly as possible because that’s the kind of team we are, we are eager to win on Sunday.”
Manchester City could find themselves in second place by the time Arsenal arrive for the Sunday clash should Manchester United defeat QPR on the Saturday but Kompany feels that at home his side will have the advantage.
“I definitely have a lot of respect for Arsenal. The way they have picked themselves up after a difficult month has been incredible. A lot of credit goes to them for that. They are a top team and will make a top game of it but at home we still feel as if we are a strong and difficult team to beat.”
A victory for Arsenal meanwhile – depending on results of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, could see the North London side reach the top four after losing four matches in their opening seven fixtures.