Rodri: We showed why we are true champions!
Manchester Evening News|January 03, 2022
CITY have learned a valuable lesson a in the title race after scraping past Arsenal.
JOE BRAY

That is according to matchwinner Rodri, who popped up in the area in second-half injury time to steal the three points from a valiant Arsenal side in a game where the Blues struggled for an hour.

A penalty got them back into the game, before Arsenal defender Gabriel was sent off to give City a man advantage - and Rodri sent the travelling fans into ecstasy with his late winner.

And the Spanish midfielder believes the game was useful reminder City they must be at their best to keep their lead at the top of - the Premier League as they won't be so lucky again as they were at the Emirates.

“We have to learn that when we are not in that mood or that physicality, then we have to play simple and not make mistakes," Rodri explained.

"In the first half I think we made quite a lot of mistakes and we let them do their game.

“I am happy in the sense that we have to play these kinds of games.

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