Kompany calms City concerns
Vincent Kompany has played down concerns over the state of Manchester City's defence heading into the new season.
City have boasted the best defensive record in the Premier League in each of the last two seasons, and few alterations have been made to a proven unit over the summer.
New boss Manuel Pellegrini was, however, critical of the Blues' display during a 5-3 friendly victory over AC Milan and saw his side breached a further three times against Arsenal on Saturday.
It has been suggested that he is now planning to dip into the transfer market before the window closes on 2nd September, but club captain Kompany insists City remain in good shape and have been placing more emphasis on fitness over recent weeks than results and performances.
He said in the Daily Mirror: "Okay, we conceded three goals from three chances (against Arsenal), but it wasn't a bad game.
"If it wasn't good enough, I would say it, but during the week we did an incredible amount of work.
"This game was just a top-up for all the physical work we've done and it was just what we needed.
"I know both teams had a different week leading up to this game. The information I got is their build-up and our build-up were completely different, so we are happy with what we got out of it."