By Aramide Oladipo
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hit out at Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal boss appeared to criticise West Ham’s performance on the weekend.
The Hammers were beaten 4-0 by Arsenal’s top four rivals Liverpool on the weekend which means the Merseyside club are guaranteed a place in the Champions League next season with a win over Middlesborough on the final day of the campaign.
Taking a look at West Ham’s home record in the league this season, it wasn’t too much of a shock as the Hammers have conceded four or more goals against Watford, Manchester City and Arsenal at the London Stadium.
Speaking ahead of his side’s match against Sunderland on Tuesday evening, Wenger appeared to have a go at Slaven Bilic’s side claiming that they were already thinking about their holidays.
Addressing the press before his side face West Brom on Tuesday night at the Etihad Stadium, as quoted by the Sun, Guardiola expressed his disappointment at the Frenchman’s recent comments.
“I don’t understand how the managers speak for other clubs and other teams. Ask Arsene, not me,” he stated.
“I never saw one player in my life go on the pitch and not try to win the game.
“He plays against Everton and Sunderland, no? Both teams are done, no? One is relegated and one is in the Europa League, so it’s the same situation,”
“So you don’t want to complain, do it better during the season and you will not have this problem.”
Manchester City can leapfrog Liverpool into third place with a win over West Brom and they’ll also need a victory on the final day of the season against Watford to guarantee Champions League qualification for next season.