Arsenal maintained their top-four push with a 2-1 victory at rock-bottom Huddersfield Town, their first away win in the league since November secured by goals from Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette. They're now top of the table in the Premier League, face Schalke in the Champions League quarterfinals, play Newport County in the FA Cup fifth round and will take on Chelsea in the finals of the League Cup on February 24.
Guardiola will be aware that a defeat at this stage of the season could be harder to recover from as they challenge for silverware on four fronts. "It wasn't a choice, it was a necessity".
"On my side, I thought Naby was excellent". "We want to play convincing football we want to perform".
"In the first match, we were lucky to score". The goal he scored, I don't think you find a lot of players who would do what Bobby [Firmino] did in that moment. Sarri says City's patient approach was rewarded, with City's remarkable title success last season built on recruitment and following Guardiola's approach. And with matches against Manchester United and Tottenham still to come in the league, that gap could become more hard to overcome.
"You know very well that the midfield of Manchester City is one of the best in the world".
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We're back to basics and winning games by grinding out results or scoring a lot of goals. "I think we're too far behind this year. Jose Mourinho's December sacking was followed by the surprise appointment of Solskjaer until the end of the campaign.
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Danny Ainge; who traded the first overall pick to Philadelphia for the No. 3 pick and a future first rounder. The 20-year-old has been out indefinitely since November 19 while rehabbing from thoracic outlet syndrome .
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He added: "He came back and went, "Crikey, these guys have got hard decisions to make". He did one day by accompanying stewards at a Formula E race last month in Morocco.
"Technically, they're the best midfield in Europe at the moment, so it will be really very hard to be in control of the match".
French midfielder Paul Pogba scored twice with Anthony Martial also on target as United made it 10 wins and a draw in the 11 matches since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became interim manager after Jose Mourinho's sacking.
It was a welcome return to winning ways for the Reds, who controlled the game and played some wonderful football throughout the game.
Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri share a mutual admiration and style of play, but as Chelsea visit Manchester City on Sunday, Sarri is also following Guardiola's experience of a hard first year in England.
"VAR will help us in those situations and I think that will benefit everybody", he said.
"We have options. Maybe they have more options than us because they have worked on this for three seasons, but I remember that in Naples it wasn't a big problem if there was a man on Jorginho. I hope that happens, I believe it can be very positive to move to the new stadium". City hosts Chelsea in the game of the week. 'In the last match, we reacted really very well, ' Sarri said. We have another striker, we can make other decisions, but I don't know. "Now we have to show we can do it still". I have to decide.