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Manchester City winger joins Girona FC on loan

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Manchester City winger joins Girona FC on loan

As the transfer window still open across Europe, Manchester City have sent on loan 21-year-old winger Patrick Roberts to Girona FC, the City Football Group partner.

Robert is about to face a tougher test of his career by moving to LA Liga to face the like of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid after two-and-a-half successful years at Celtic and seven trophies.

His name is included in the squad for Girona’s season opener against Real Valladolid tomorrow.

The England youth player had limited appearance for Celtic last season, featuring on 8 occasions in the Scottish Premiership due to injury.

The player turned down transfer interest from England, Germany and France and insist on staying at Celtic, thereby escaping a tougher challenge wanted him byast season.

With Man City full of high-level wingers, move to Spain would be beneficial for the player as a year in the Spanish top-flight will really prepare the skillful winger and determine his level and see if he is able to break into the City’s star stub squad.

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Other Man City youngster, Alex Garcia loans to Eusebio Sacristán, was join by Roberts with Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, expected to also leave on loan who also has attract interest from Portuguese giants Benfica.

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Guardiola On Spurs Potential…

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Guardiola On Spurs Potential…

Manchester City have made another sprint start to the season, after going unbeaten in nine games, and sitting at the top of the Premier League table.

But Manchester City could drop to fifth after the next round of matches, if they lose at Tottenham, and rivals Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all win.

And that sobering thought has reinforced Pep Guardiola’s belief that the title race is one for five horses – although for once the manager failed to throw Manchester United into that mix!

City are likely to be in fourth place by the time they travel to face fifth-placed Spurs at Wembley on Monday night, with their rivals all playing on Saturday or Sunday.

Defeat in London would see them drop to fifth, and underline how much harder this season’s title race is expected to be.

Asked if he thinks the competition is between the current top five, Guardiola replied: “I don’t have doubt about that.

City secured a league double over Spurs last season with a 3-1 victory at Wembley in April
City secured a league double over Spurs last season with a 3-1 victory at Wembley in April
“Just two points difference, they are so strong, the line-up 11, 12, 13 players from Tottenham.

“For the last five or six years they are always there. They cannot invest in players because of their incredible stadium, which is a lot of money, but it’s a top side.”

Tottenham have left a scar on Guardiola, inflicting his first defeat in English football, a 2-0 reverse at White Hart Lane, nearly two years ago.

But he had his revenge by securing a league double over Mauricio Pochettino’s team last season, winning 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium and then cruising to a 3-1 win at Wembley.

Guardiola said: “It was my first defeat and I know how strong they are.

“Last season we did well in both games, but they’ve got a good manager and good players.

“Always it’s tough, my first season here, I didn’t expect any more, nothing is going to change my opinion, we’ll focus to win the game.

“We know the their quality but it’s not going to finish anything. After this it’s Fulham, Southampton, United and Shakhtar, then a week off.”

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Pep is Staying!

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Pep Is Staying

Pep Guardiola has made an admission that will definitely be pleasing to the ears of Man City fans and he has even been target legacy with the club side. What matters to him is more than just trophies, who says he won’t be managing elsewhere in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola was pleased with Man City’s draw against Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola admits it would be quite ‘impossible’ to manager another English club.

The Manchester City boss has been the instigator of the best football ever seen at the club since taking over in the summer of 2016. As he says he ‘feels love’ from City’s supporters after guiding his side to a record-breaking, 100-point Premier League title last season.

“I will be a Manchester City fan and it will be impossible to train another team like Manchester City in England because I feel love from the people here,” Guardiola said in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live .

“When the people say, what do you want? To be loved. The most nice thing is when you feel good with the other people.”

But he wants to leave a legacy at the Etihad, as well as an overflowing trophy cabinet.

“Statistics and numbers are nice, but numbers are not passion. It does not give you something,” he said.

“It is better to say after 10 years I remember this final and how well we played, to remember the way we have done it.

“Titles are important of course, and they have helped me have jobs and to keep working on my passion.

“But I think all the managers we are happy with our old players, when we can laugh and hug and have a good relation. Everyone loves to be loved, it is the secret of our lives.”

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Pep absence not an excuse for defeat – Arteta

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Pep absence not an excuse for defeat – Arteta

Mikel Arteta says Pep Guardiola’s absence is not an excuse for Manchester City’s shock defeat to Lyon in their Champions League opener.

Assistant manager Arteta took charge of City to replace Guardiola, who was watching from the stands as a result of touchline ban carried over from last year’s Champions League.

Under Arteta’s watch the Premier League champions were slack in the first half, trailing 2-0, and only managed to score a goal through Bernardo Silva in the 67th minute.

Arteta didn’t believe whether Guardiola’s absence had an influence, saying: that’s something hypothetical, I have no idea, adding that the main thing is that Pep wasn’t available and they lost the game.

Although Arteta said they were prepared for the match, but City have now lost four games in a row in the Champions League.

He added that City didn’t prepare to be 2-0 down at the break, in such a situation you just have to react. We were well prepared because we very aware of Lyon’s strengths and weaknesses, said Arteta.

City were not at their best andlooked far from the team that won the Premier League in record-breaking fashion last campaign.

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Speaking on the performance, Arteta said City didn’t feel the flow around them, saying his side failed to find consistency and missed the right passes.

He added that City were always under threat every time they lost the ball, something that brings lower the confidence.

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