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Kompany: Man City proved themselves class above Arsenal: BOOM

 Burnley manager Vincent Kompany believes the Premier League title is Manchester City's to lose this season.

The Citizens are now only two points away from Arsenal with two games in hand.

After beating the Gunners 4-1 at home on Wednesday, club legend and Clarets boss Kompany declared the title race all but over.

He said, per the Manchester Evening News: “I was at the stadium and it made me feel a little bit better about our game there. When we played there it was a little bit of a reality check, but you had that first half where we thought we're not that bad and the second half, it was just boom.

“Then you start not just questioning because we never question, but then you start thinking about how much the gap is that you have to bridge. But the reality is I think everybody has a big gap to bridge with that group of players when they're at their maximum.

“Before us, Leipzig got thumped 7-0, and they're a top four team in Germany. United lost 6-1 over there, I was at that game as well, and then I saw Arsenal and it felt the same. I think in terms of it gave us a good wake up call, because we're then thinking the level that's the level we have to at least be able to compete with.

“But in reality I think there's Man City and it's theirs to lose and I think it's always theirs to lose, as long as they're strong.

“The work that Mikel has done at Arsenal, but in this moment I think it's more of a positive. The work Mikel has done at Arsenal in rebuilding the squad and then making it competitive with one of the best squads in world football, it's unbelievable to have achieved what he's done so far and to be second ahead of Chelsea, United, all these clubs who have been spending loads for so many years, it's a tremendous achievement.

“But if you're going to start comparing people with what I've seen from Man City, at this moment in time, it's just incredibly difficult. It's not so much about the title clincher, it's more about the realization that this time is theirs to lose.

“If they're performing like they should perform, like they want to perform, or can perform, then they're not going to give much away. You could see it in the games, just the physicality, the technical abilities, also mixed with experience and six years of coaching and adapting to different tactical opposition and then you've got the big guy upfront who has decided he wants to run and work hard for the team as well, so that makes it even more difficult because they're a team now.

“Long story to say that the game at the Etihad [for Burnley] does not feel as bad anymore as it did feel on the day."

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