The Gunners moved seven factors clear on the high of the desk with a 3-1 victory over Moyes’ West Ham on Boxing Day, choosing up the place they left off earlier than the World Cup break.
Arteta’s males missed out on a top-four end final season, faltering within the run-in when holding the benefit over rivals Tottenham, and the dimensions of their enchancment this season has come as a shock to many, even accounting for vital summer season funding.
Defending champions Manchester Metropolis can shut the hole again to 5 factors once they play Leeds on Tuesday, nonetheless, and Moyes believes Pep Guardiola’s facet stay the workforce to beat.
“I think Mikel might go on to be one,” Moyes stated, when requested whether or not a participant he as soon as coached at Everton may turn into a title-winning supervisor. “Do I think they’re going to win it this year? I’m not sure.
“I think you’d be remiss if you don’t think of Man City. You’d be doing them down. They’ve got a fantastic team and there’ll be other teams that are a bit more used to being around the top, maybe a Liverpool later on.
“Not to say that Mikel isn’t building a side capable but I think he’ll know that Man City will be the ones. They’ll come here and they’ll keep the ball off Arsenal.
“Arsenal kept the ball off us tonight, Man City will come here and keep the ball off Arsenal and it’ll become a different type of game for them.”