Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has named the two clubs that will challenge them for the Premier League title this season.
Guardiola takes the champions to the Emirates for a highly anticipated fixture this Sunday against third-placed Arsenal.
Although he insisted the game will not define the title race for City, the former Barcelona manager believed Arsenal will be contenders for the Premier League title, alongside Liverpool.
“Arsenal will be title rivals, along with Liverpool. To analyse the contenders, the idea is the first 10 games; we haven’t played 10, we have to wait, but the big clubs are always contenders,” Guardiola told a press conference on Friday.