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Another 'reality check' for City or Arsenal?

The eyes of Pep Guardiola narrowed. He simmered when reporters probed for reasons why Manchester City, virtually unbeatable this time last year, have slipped five points behind Liverpool in the Premier League.

"Five, six, seven points, it doesn't matter," he replied, almost as if he were talking in the dressing room rather than the press room.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 03, 2019, with the headline 'Another 'reality check' for City or Arsenal?'. Print Edition | Subscribe