Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
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Man City boss Guardiola raps media: More to Premier League than Liverpool!

Man City boss Guardiola raps media: More to Premier League than Liverpool!

Unai Emery's first game is charge is certainly a daunting one and his record in Spain against Pep Guardiola isn't one that will inspire the Arsenal faithful, Emery is 0 from 10 against Guardiola. He didn't play in Manchester City's win over Chelsea in the Community Shield.

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"It won't be like the old days where we have a shot, you have a shot".

"Winning is the best motivation and we will try to continue what we have done".

"They know we work a lot and I have spoken many times with them".

Guardiola believes the culture will help the team at hard points this season. "It is impossible to have a season that is ideal".

"Now, when I say something to the players, they know exactly what we have to do".

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Arsenal have a tough start to their campaign when they host Man City this afternoon. "The others will be there, yes, and this weekend Arsenal will be completely different from Huddersfield". The important thing is to be ourselves.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a talented central midfielder who can sometimes play in the left back role and it seems Unai Emery has been testing him in that full back position, it will also be a special moment for Maitland-Niles if he is on the lineup because it will be a flawless opportunity for him to win over the heart of the manager so that he can be in the starting eleven in the other matches.

'What we have done last season doesn't mean that now we are going to win this'.

"It's not comfortable, but if you want to compete in four competitions we can not compete with just two good central defenders". That's the basic principle, ' he urged.

I fancy Arsenal to make a fast start, but for City to eventually overcome them.

Guardiola does not believe it will be easy, though. "It helps, if we're together, for the players to show their best performance and to transmit with every supporter the quality, the energy and the spirit to go forward against Manchester City", Emery told reporters.

"Now we start again". That's why we stay here.

Despite that, City are firm favourites to retain their title. "No way", said Guardiola.

"Forget how much Liverpool have spent because they may have spent a lot but last season they were a good team as well". 'It hurts when you cannot let some of them play.

'Or Manchester United. People how ask how they will do, but I know a little bit about their manager and how good they will handle that. Arsenal are other contenders too. "That's why it is nice".

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