That simply isn’t true.
Man City were only slightly ahead of us last season and the season before that, they were behind us, and the only first team regulars that Guardiola has bought, since he arrived, are Sane, Stones, Walker and Ederson.
Wenger, in the same period has bought Perez, Xhaka, Mustafa and Lacazette for similar money.
There aren’t any players in the Man City first team that we couldn’t have got, but we lack any ambition.
They have players like Delph, Walker, Ederson, Otamendi, Danilo, Sterling, Fernandinho, and none of these were out of our reach and none of them could be described as world class when they went there.
Guardiola came to the PL just over a season ago, and has transformed a group of players that had previously finished outside the top two in the two previous seasons, to the best team in Europe.
He has bought about four or five first team players, which is about the same as Wenger, and a lot less than other top clubs, and hasn’t had the advantage of being an experienced PL manager like Wenger and Mourinho.
Why are people playing down what he has achieved?
It is nonsense to say,“given the same set of players, almost every manager will win you trophies,” because he has only bought a few players, and the ones he bought in weren’t world class, and even the previous Man City manager couldn’t manage a top two place, with almost the same group of players.