Saturday, 13th September, 2014
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that Arsenal have already proven they are stronger than last season after they held his side to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium.
Kompany saw his side take the lead against the Gunners in the 28th minute when Sergio Aguero finished well from a Jesus Navas cross.
The champions, who lost the Community Shield to Arsenal earlier this summer, took the lead into the break, but then saw the Gunners draw level through Jack Wilshere just after the hour mark.
Manchester City then went behind when Alexis Sanchez volleyed the ball home in the 73rd minute, before levelling ten minutes later when Martin Demichelis headed home.
The Citizens then hit the post twice as they went in search of a winner, leaving Kompany reasonably pleased, but believing Arsenal have certainly improved.
"It is was an enjoyable game to play in and there were good performances all over the pitch. In these types of games, you have to be happy it doesn't go against you", he told BT Sport.
"We will see where we will struggle and I see it all as a positive season. Arsenal are stronger than last year, and there are no easy ways to trophies", the Belgian defender added.
Kompany also admitted that the match against Arsenal marked the start of a tough week, with Bayern Munich in the Champions League to come: "It is the start of a very tough week for us – away here and in Munich, we will see how we get on."