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EPL: Arsenal is the next target, says Man City boss, Guardiola


Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has set his sights on their next Premier League match against Arsenal on Saturday after defeating Everton 3-1 on Wednesday.

City went clear at the top of the table and Guardiola is “incredibly satisfied” to lead by ten points after 12 straight PL wins.

Goals for Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva gave City the edge over Carlo Ancelotti’s side despite Richarlison’s equaliser in the first half.

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Speaking after the game, Guardiola said,

If we want to win titles, we’re going to need the entire squad,” the City boss said. “What pleased me today was the solidarity even from the guys who didn’t play. From Benjamin [Mendy] in the stands, from John [Stones] and Alex [Oleksandr Zinchenko]. Everyone is a part of this.

“We have an incredible schedule ahead and we’re expecting a long week. We’ve not had a full week to train since the beginning of the season almost, so we’re going to need everyone. We go into every game trying to get the points and with a good performance. This is what makes me grateful to have these players.

“Winning 10 straight games at the start of the calendar year is nice but next is Arsenal. Tonight we celebrate but tomorrow afternoon we will start to think about Arsenal. It’s better you don’t see the schedule, otherwise, you get depressed. But at the same time, it’s a beautiful challenge. We will come back here in a few weeks to try to get to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and we’ve seen how hard it will be. It’s not worth looking at the schedule. Just the next one, and that’s Arsenal.

“It’s all about freshening the mind and the body to go again.”