Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, stated that rather than relying on any possible sanctions for Manchester City, his team must earn the right to win the Premier League.
City was accused of violating more than one hundred of its financial regulations earlier this week.
The champions could face fines, points deduction, or even relegation as punishment.
This season, City are already falling behind in the race for the title; they enter this weekend five points behind leaders Arsenal, who have played one more game.
However, Arteta has instructed his side to concentrate on what they can control.
We absolutely must earn the right to win it.
Arteta told the media on Friday, “Let’s focus on what we have to do and win enough football matches for that to happen.”