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Pep Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

Pep Guardiola defends Man City's big spending”

Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal's dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory. Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez returns to the Premier League after spells in Spain and Germany.

Manchester City have spent £120 million on full-backs this summer. That said, here are three reasons Man City should be considered title favorites.

A player with an exquisite first touch and eye for a pass, many feel he is tailor-made to excel under Guardiola's guidance, and City's open, attacking brand of football was a major reason he chose to make the move to the Etihad.

"Of course, it had an influence on me [the presence of Pep Guardiola here]". We played 3-4-3 with a diamond, it's such a demanding system, so attacking, but so demanding defensively, and we did it quite well, yet for me it doesn't matter as it's pre-season.

"They are all great people and good friends".

"It's the same pressure as I had last season".

However, City will have to fork out a fair sum for the Spain global given that he's still got two years left on his Barca deal, and it's not likely that the English side would see much change from £50m for Busquets.

This will be Guardiola's second season in charge of City, and you get the distinct impression he will have learned a lot from his first season - and that experience will help him become more tactically astute this time around.

"The next year I had some offers from overseas and took the step towards Manchester City and had another great year". City have had impressive results in preseason when applying the three in the back, with wins over Real Madrid, Tottenham, and West Ham, City have only conceded one goal throughout these three friendlies and scored ten.

City players also have had another season and preseason to work on and adapt to life under Pep and adjust to his tactics.

City could line up with Ederson in goal, Stones and Kompany at center back, Mendy and Walker occupying the left and right back roles, Yaya Touré in defensive midfield, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva in midfield, Leroy Sané and Gabriel Jesus on the wings, and Sergio Agüero up top.

Arguments rage up and down the country as the old question "Who will win the League this year" gets banded around offices, pubs, living rooms and via social media, with at least six Premier League teams having more than reasonable shouts....although if you remember Leicester City's memorable feat of two seasons ago, that number is increased to 20!

City would still have top talents on the bench if this starting eleven was occupied, with Nicolás Otamendi, Danilo, Ilkay Gündoğan, Raheem Sterling, and new signing Bernardo Silva all as impact subs.

"Buying from the same league is more hard". For City it's just trying to gel everyone together, understand the tactics, and avoid injuries.

No one doubted that English clubs would break their own 1.2 billion-pound ($1.56 billion) transfer-spending record this summer; all that was disputed was by how much and which players would go where.



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