Arsenal have not given up hope of enticing Pep Guardiola

By Dominic Toner

Ossie Ardiles believes that Tottenham’s meeting with Manchester City on Sunday is a crucial one.

Spurs host the current leaders in the Premier League as the top two in the league clash at White Hart Lane.

Pep Guardiola has transformed City since his arrival in the summer and has a 100 per cent win record in all competitions, including all six of their league matches.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager has already improved results on the pitch and they are now considered clear title favourites.

Spurs legend Ardiles explained on his personal Twitter account that City are the team to beat this season but believes his former club can cause an upset.

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“Now, what a game is coming. Believe Man City is the team to beat this season and we are one of the teams that can be team,” he said.

Spurs have also started the new season in strong form and remain unbeaten in the league.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are built on a strong defence and they currently boast the best record in the league, with just three goals conceded.

Spurs completed a narrow 1-0 win against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night and their rivals City face Celtic on Wednesday in their Champions League group match.

Senior players Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose, Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane did not travel with the squad to Moscow.

Spurs will be hopeful that some of their key man will return in time for the important match against City,

In other Tottenham team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to the performance of Kieran Trippier against CSKA.