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Pepe and Sokratis fire Arteta to first victory as Gunners boss

Posted Thursday, January 02, 2020 by PA93 hits

First-half goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos gave Mikel Arteta a first win as Arsenal head coach as the Gunners recorded a comprehensive 2-0 victory at home to Manchester United.It was the Gunners’ first success at the Emirates since October 24 and gave the supporters a glimpse of what life could be like under the Spaniard.Arsenal pressed throughout, attacked with ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola hails ‘amazing’ decade of success for Manchester City

Posted Wednesday, January 01, 2020 by PA109 hits

Pep Guardiola has no doubt Manchester City are the team of the past decade – but he believes catching Liverpool this season may require divine intervention.Fuelled by the finances of Sheikh Mansour, City have risen from the shadows to win 10 major trophies in the past 10 years, including four Premier League titles.Guardiola, who is responsible for half that trophy haul, is proud that the c...Full Story »

'Pep is a born winner' - Guardiola and Man City will now target Champions League, says Xavi

Posted Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Goal.com112 hits

The Spaniard believes his former teacher will switch the focus to continental football with the league now looking out of sight Pep Guardiola will set Manchester City's focus on winning the Champions League with Liverpool streaking away to claim the Premier League championship, according to Xavi. City have played one more game than leaders Liverpool and trail by a whopping 14 points on the s...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola to rival Mikel Arteta as Man City and Arsenal eye £26m January transfer

Posted Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by hits

Manchester City are keen on signing Athletic Bilbao centre-back Unai Nunez in the January transfer window, according to Football Insider. But, Pep Guardiola will have to rival Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta for the 22-year-old's signature, with a host of other clubs also tracking the Spanish starlet. City are in the hunt for a new central defender, after they were caught short earlier this season. ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola says he will only sign a new Manchester City contract if he "deserves" it

Posted Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by fourfourtwo.com89 hits

Pep Guardiola has not yet decided whether he will sign a new Manchester City contract. The Catalan's deal at the Etihad Stadium expires at the end of next season, which will be his fifth in charge of the club. And although Guardiola insists he will not walk away from Manchester next summer, he remains tight-lipped on his future beyond the 2020/21 campaign. "I have been here already four sea...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane talks up Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Posted Saturday, December 21, 2019 by PA77 hits

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has hailed Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola as “the best coach in the world”.Zidane’s words of praise follow the Champions League draw earlier this week that pitted Real against City, with the first leg of the last-16 tie to be played at the Bernabeu in late February.It is a repeat of the 2016 semi-final that Zidane’s Real won ...Full Story »

Mikel Arteta agrees to become new Arsenal manager despite Man City's Pep Guardiola promise

Posted Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by hits

Mikel Arteta agrees to become new Arsenal manager despite Man City's Pep Guardiola promise (Image: GETTY) Mikel Arteta has agreed to become Arsenal's next manager following recent talks and the north London club hope to have him installed for their Premier League showdown with Everton on Saturday (12.30pm). He will replace Unai Emery, who was sacked after 18 months in charge having gone eight g...Full Story »

Man City boss Pep Guardiola could block Mikel Arteta Arsenal move says Goater

Posted Monday, December 16, 2019 by hits

Mikel Arteta has been linked with a return to Arsenal Shaun Goater claims Pep Guardiola would want either Mikel Arteta or Patrick Vieira to continue his Manchester City dynasty. The ex-Barcelona boss has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and EFL Cup during his stint at the Eithad. However, his contract expires next summer and City look highly unlikely to catch table-topping Liverpool ...Full Story »

Barcelona primed for Pep Guardiola Man City exit over contract break clause - EXCLUSIVE

Posted Sunday, December 15, 2019 by hits

Barcelona primed for Pep Guardiola Man City exit over contract break clause - EXCLUSIVE (Image: GETTY) Barcelona are waiting in the wings if Pep Guardiola decides to leave Premier League champions Manchester City at the end of the season. Guardiola could next summer activate a break clause in his contract that runs until the end of next season if certain conditions are met. Guardiola and his C...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Manchester City - Arsenal to check on Pepe ahead of Manchester City clash

Posted Saturday, December 14, 2019 by PA253 hits

Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe will have his knee injury assessed ahead of Sunday’s Premier League visit of Manchester City. The club-record signing missed the Europa League trip to Standard Liege with knee bruising but is in contention to return against the reigning champions. Hector Bellerin (hamstring) will also undergo a fitness test but Kieran Tierney (shoulder), Granit Xhaka (concu...Full Story »

Pep's right: Man City can't yet be considered Champions League contenders

Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by Goal.com100 hits

The City manager has overseen three early exits in the Champions League and admitted this week that he is not putting his team along the favourites Just 12 months ago, Manchester City were so unstoppable that a quadruple was a serious consideration. Pep Guardiola's side went on to win the three domestic titles and had Raheem Sterling's injury-time goal in their quarter-final defeat to Totten...Full Story »

West Ham 1 Arsenal 3: Ljungberg off the mark as Pepe inspires Gunners comeback

Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Goal.com103 hits

Nicolas Pepe played a starring role as Arsenal came from behind to end their winless run and beat West Ham 3-1 at London Stadium. Arsenal ended a seven-match Premier League winless run as they came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 and give Freddie Ljungberg his first victory as interim head coach. The sacking of Unai Emery had not yielded the expected upturn in fortunes most would have expec...Full Story »

Fans call for #PepOut as Man City LOSE to bitter rivals Man Utd and lose ground on Liverpool in the title race

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by hits

FANS have ironically called for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to leave the club after Manchester United went TWO up against the champions. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling United took a deserved lead at the Etihad after Marcus Rashord converted from the spot on 23 minutes. City, who have already lost four this season, face going 14 points adrift of league leaders Liverpool. Cred...Full Story »

Arsenal boss Freddie Ljungberg planning talks with £72m flop Nicolas Pepe with winger struggling to adapt

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019 by hits

Nicolas Pepe has struggled to adapt since arriving at the Emirates for a club-record £72m in the summer Credit: Getty - Contributor NICOLAS PEPE is still struggling to cope with life in England four months after his record-breaking move to Arsenal. The Ivorian international has barely made an impact since his £72million deadline day transfer from Lille. Now interim boss Freddie Ljun...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola believes it is ‘crazy’ for Manchester City to think about title

Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by PA93 hits

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims it is crazy to think about the title after allowing Liverpool to open up a big lead in the Premier League.The champions beat Burnley 4-1 on Tuesday to move back up to second place in the table but they remain eight points behind the Reds, who have a game in hand.Guardiola, speaking sarcastically at first, said: “The title is over. From what I read ...Full Story »

Manchester City won't make January signings - Pep Guardiola

Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2019 by Skysports.com88 hits

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ruled out making new signings in January. The champions are 11 points adrift of leaders Liverpool following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle and have struggled with injury problems during the first four months of the season. City missed out on signing a replacement for Vincent Kompany in the summer but Guardiola insists they ...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola to stick with Fernandinho in Manchester City’s defence

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA62 hits

Pep Guardiola has no intention of moving Fernandinho back into the Manchester City midfield.The Brazilian has been playing as a centre-back in recent months.That situation first came about through necessity with Aymeric Laporte and John Stones out injured but has endured even with the latter now fit again.Fernandinho has impressed in the heart of the City defence (Owen Humphreys/PA)City boss Gua...Full Story »

Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg delivers worrying verdict on Nicolas Pepe

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by squawka.com161 hits

Freddie Ljungberg says watching Nicolas Pépé in training was the reason behind not bringing him on against Norwich City. The 24-year-old Ivorian winger became the Gunners’ most expensive acquisition when they paid Lille a reported £72m for his services in the summer. Pepe at Arsenal: Five key things to know… · Pepe is Arsenal’s most expensive player aft...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola stresses Manchester City need wins to retain Premier League

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by PA42 hits

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insisted the reigning Premier League champions can only retain their title if they “win games, win games, win games” after being held at Newcastle.City led twice at St James’ Park but eventually had to make do with a point after Jonjo Shelvey curled home a superb 87th-minute equaliser to clinch a 2-2 draw for the Magpies.That left Guardiola&rs...Full Story »

Pep Guardiola drops hint about signing new Man City contract but only on one condition

Posted Saturday, November 30, 2019 by hits

Pep Guardiola drops hint about signing new Man City contract but only on one condition (Image: GETTY) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken out about his Etihad future. Pep Guardiola is open to extending his spell at Manchester City beyond the summer of 2021 but only if he is still having a positive effect on the club. The City manager’s current deal runs out in 18 months at t...Full Story »

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