Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta believes Manchester City are already nailed on title favourites.
The midfielder, 30, saw City's threat for himself as the champions beat the Gunners 2-0 in Beijing on Friday.
Arteta told the Daily Star Sunday: "Of course they are frontrunners for the title because they were winners last season.
"You saw the difference in our box and their box because we had some big chances as well."
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