Man City full-back Walker happy to be playing alongside Aguero

Man City full-back Walker happy to be playing alongside Aguero”

And as City prepare to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday, Walker, who signed from Tottenham in the summer, says teams will struggle to nullify the Blues' attacking quality - and believes Guardiola's managerial pedigree gives them an extra edge.

Aguero, who is just one short of equalling City's all-time goalscoring record of 177, has tormented Spurs since arriving in England in 2011, netting nine times against the Londoners.

"To play against, he's a nightmare", Walker told a pre-match news conference.

"I've faced him numerous times down the seasons and he always seemed to score against us".

"Having him on the same team is a big bonus".

Pep Guardiola's side have won seven and drawn one of their eight matches in all competitions, scoring 27 goals in the process, and now sit top of the Premier League table on goal difference.

Aguero is now on 127 Premier League goals after six seasons with City and has scored more than 20 goals in four, but Shearer has challenged the Argentine to score more. He will get a chance to pull level with the club record mark of Eric Brook, which has stood since 1939, at the Etihad Stadium. "I hope as soon as possible Sergio can make that record as it means we don't talk about that", Guardiola said.

"With the strike force we have got and if we keep keeping clean sheets, I think we're going to be tough".

Guardiola, who was speaking at his pre-match press conference, went on to praise Aguero for improving his all-round game.

Meanwhile Mendy's opposing full-back Kyle Walker is relieved he no longer has to deal with the "nightmare" threat of Sergio Aguero in games.

The Argentine's form so far could see him set for 30 goals this season, already averaging 1.19 goals per 90 minutes - a better average than each of the past three seasons in which he scored more than 20 goals. "Everyone knows he is there".

Leroy Sane joins Aguero and Jesus in the frontline in what is expected to be a 4-3-3 formation against the Ukranian champions, with Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho - starting against his former side - and captain David Silva operating in the midfield.

"Napoli are one of the best teams in Italy and leading the Italian league and Shakhtar beat them [two weeks ago]".

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