Manchester City’s winning mentality throughout the season has allowed them to overtake Arsenal in the Premier League, midfielder Rodri said after his side won a fourth successive English Premier League title.

Rodri scored in City’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United at the Etihad on Sunday, clinching the title two points ahead of Arsenal, who chased it into the final day of the season. an exciting season.

City finished with 91 points while Arsenal, on 89 points, had to settle for runners-up place for the second consecutive season despite winning 2-1 at home to Everton.

Asked what made the difference, Rodri told Optus Sport it was the mentality of both teams. “Arsenal also deserve praise, they had an incredible season, but I think the difference was made here,” said the Spaniard, pointing to his head.

The 27-year-old highlighted Arsenal’s defensive performance at the Etihad in late March, which ended in a goalless draw as champions City failed to score despite having 72 possessions %. “This is a team that has demonstrated great organizational skills and a great capacity for adaptation. And we caught them (in the title race). In the end, if you give us a point, we will win the last seven or eight matches, even if it is very difficult. I think it shows our mentality.”

City have the opportunity to win another trophy this season when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final next weekend. “It’s also very important for us to do the double,” added Rodri.