Man City’s winning mindset helped beat Arsenal in the title race, says Rodri

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

LONDON: Manchester City’s season-long winning mentality propelled them to overtake Arsenal in the Premier League, midfielder Rodri said after his side won an unprecedented fourth straight English top-flight title.

Rodri scored as City beat West Ham United 3-1 at the Etihad on Sunday to win the title two points ahead of Arsenal, who chased them all the way into the final day of an exhilarating season. City’s finished on 91 points while Arsenal, with 89, had to settle for the runners-up spot for a second straight season despite winning 2-1 at home against Everton.

Asked what made the difference, Rodri told Optus Sport it came down to the mentality the two teams possessed. “Arsenal also they deserve (praise), they had an unbelievable season, but I think the difference was in here,” the Spaniard said pointing to his head.