By Bulldog Drummond
And so the general news. We have a new twisted headline which makes out that a Mr P. Guardiola has inside knowledge about Manchester City and their doings in terms of sponsorship. The result is headlines such as “Club won’t be banned says Guardiola.”
What he actually said was, “We will not be banned. That’s what I think. I trust what my chairman and CEO have explained to me. If it does happen, we will accept it and move forward.”
It is the second half of the comment that is actually much more interesting than the first, for this is exactly the opposite of what the club is alleged to have said during the discussions about their expenditure.
As for Arsenal, as we know, we’ve lost Rob Holding for the season, maybe more. But Mr Emery as always is moving on. He said in the lead up to this game,
“Football happens very quickly, with positive things, negative things, but you need to learn. And you need to create a new victory, a new way every day. We want to create a stronger idea with good positioning on the pitch with the ball, good combinations between us so we can dominate the match.
“But we know the opposition want to do the same. And we want to be further away from our box when the opposition has the ball. Our challenge is improving this. We are conceding more goals than we want. Our balance is positive but we can improve that and every day we are working tactically. We want to confirm in every match our improvement.”
What we do have is not only the top scorer but a fast goalscorer and another top scorer lurking a little further down the lists.
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And so now on to the teams
Mustafi Sokratis Monreal
Iwobi Lacazette Aubameyang
And playing on the beach
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