Manuel Pellegrini has poked fun at the transfer rumours linking Manchester City with various goalkeepers.
The City boss refused to confirm whether the out-of-favour Joe Hart would be reinstated to the starting line-up for tomorrow’s clash with Arsenal. And he joked that he will be able to keep the media guessing over his goalkeeper selection even more easily once he has signed six new keepers in the January transfer window. read more »
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has branded Arsenal “the best team in the Premier League” ahead of tomorrow’s game between the two sides.
Pellegrini’s side host the Gunners in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off. The Chilean indicated that he didn’t think Arsenal’s lack of recovery time after their Champions League game at Napoli would be a factor. read more »
Arsene Wenger says he wouldn’t swap his Arsenal squad for Manchester City’s squad.
The Gunners manager says City’s squad is strong, but he thinks his own group of players is stronger overall.
The Frenchman believes there is more creativity and versatility in his squad than Manuel Pellegrini’s. He also thinks it is easier for him to rotate and rest players over the course of a season than it is for Pellegrini. read more »
Mikel Arteta has criticised the fixture scheduling that saw Arsenal face Everton at 4pm last Sunday, Napoli on Wednesday evening and now sees them up against Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime.
The Gunners played in the latest weekend slot during the last round of Premier League fixtures, and in the earliest slot this weekend. They also squeezed in a Champions League match, which was played on Wednesday evening, 24 hours later than Saturday’s opponents City.
Arteta is feeling a bit short-changed on preparation time. read more »
Micah Richards has put a positive slant on the injury he sustained in the opening stages of last night’s win over Bayern Munich by pledging a £20,000 charity donation.
The Manchester City right-back was so pleased with the messages of support he received on Twitter after being subbed off that he decided to offer a charitable reward.
He wrote: “Thanks for the support! For this great support id like to offer 20k of my own money to anyone who convinces me there charity needs it most.”
Charities have 24 hours to contact Richards explaining why they need the donation.