Guardiola believes Manchester City must be flawless to win the Premier League.


Guardiola believes Manchester City must be flawless to win the Premier League. In the Premier League title match between Manchester City and Arsenal, Pep Guardiola downplayed the idea that his team’s superior experience would be crucial, stating that his team needs to be flawless to win.

Defending champions, Manchester City are one point behind the Gunners in the standings, but they still have a game in hand as they aim to win an incredible fourth consecutive English top-flight championship.

Arsenal, who have three games remaining and are on 80 points, will have an opportunity to put pressure on Manchester City on Saturday when they host Bournemouth in the early kickoff.

To prevent a recurrence of their 2-1 loss at Molineux earlier in the season, Manchester City will face Wolves at the Etihad later in the day.

Despite being heavy favorites to win the Premier League for the sixth time in seven seasons—they have gone undefeated in 31 games across all competitions—the City manager is not taking anything for granted.

The question of whether his team’s ability to win titles would be crucial was posed to him during the news conference on Friday.

“I would love (that), but I don’t know, I don’t have an answer to this question,” he stated. “I would like to say “yes,” but we need to demonstrate it against Wolves tomorrow and in the upcoming games

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“We know that we have to win all 12 points. Otherwise, it will be difficult because Arsenal are so strong and consistent, and it’s difficult to see them dropping points.”

Top scorer Erling Haaland, who scored in a 2-0 victory against Nottingham Forest last weekend after being replaced as a substitute, was deemed healthy enough to start by Guardiola.

“When everybody is fit, they must be ready,” he added

“My plans for tomorrow are still a mystery to me.”

“Of course, I have little doubts about one or two players in the line-up, but the rest of the game plan, what I want to do, I had time to think about it and see the last games from Wolves, but he’s ready.”

Guardiola declared that goalkeeper Ederson, Phil Foden, and Ruben Dias, who were both out of the Forest game due to sickness, would be available.

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