Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini directly target Arsenal's position in the Premier League standings. Not only that, Mancini also immediately sent a challenge for city rivals Manchester United.
Mancini is a direct challenge thrown his team after a successful bend Sunderland. An additional three points it makes Eastlands now rising to the rank of three displacing Chelsea.
Carlos Tevez and his colleagues are now just three points behind Arsenal, who perched as runners-up. "We were runners-up. Why not?" said Mancini told The Sun, Monday, April 4, 2011.
"It's important for us to win the game. We are now in the top three. We are only three points behind Arsenal, while Chelsea beneath us while still keeping one match," continued the Italian manager.
Victory over Sunderland is also making Mancini very optimistic welcomes Manchester derby in the semi-final FA Cup. Mancini immediately threw a challenge to Sir Alex Ferguson.
"Did he (Ferguson) concerned? I do not know. What is clear he knows the semi-final FA Cup just one match and anything can happen. He knows all about us and we also know United,"said Mancini.
"This victory will give us great confidence but most importantly to continue this," he concluded.