Speaking at a post-match conference on Sunday, Yaya argued that Manchester City players showed more hunger to win the game hence they got the deserving 2-1 victory over the Gunners inside the Etihad Stadium in England.
“It was brilliant. We need this focus and this kind of desire to go to the top of the league table. Arsenal have been a brilliant team from the beginning of the season until now, we did very well. It was very tough in the first half when they had a couple of chances, but defensively we were brilliant,” he told Sky Sports.
“I think [in the second half] we had more hunger and were more clinical at the end. In the second half, we were more aggressive and we totally dominated the game. I think we deserved to win,” he said.
“It was about tactics and desire. We were more clever. Arsenal are very dangerous on the counter-attack, when they get the ball to Theo Walcott and Alexis [Sanchez]. They are very clever players, but I think the defence did very well. Then we have a fantastic striker like Raheem up front, who did a big, big job.”