Published: Sun, February 03, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Man City have leaders to catch Liverpool, says Guardiola

Man City have leaders to catch Liverpool, says Guardiola

Barcelona swooped for his signature two years later and Suarez would subsequently enjoy loan spells at Villarreal and then Sevilla. Secondly, he played at Manchester City with the youth teams.

Emery confirmed last month that Arsenal were unable to pursue permanent deals during the January window but he claimed to be satisfied with the business done by the club.

As quoted by the Express, Emery stated: "It's no change for him [Ozil]". Easily the biggest influence in my playing career was Ronnie Moran at Liverpool, simply because he didn't allow me or any of my teammates to feel we were the finished article. Only Denis Suarez joined and we're happy.

"Different manner of playing, but with very big organisation, very big managers and also very big players".

Smith reasoned: "Arsenal fans would have loved to have seen a little bit more business, but they did manage to bring in Denis Suarez".

Arsenal have fared admirably against top-four rivals on home soil this season, but suffered a 2-0 defeat to City on the opening weekend and have gone five Premier League games without a win on the road.

To add to Emery's troubles, Ainsley Maitland-Niles was also not spotted in the squad and is set to miss the game. "Our challenge is [big] against every team, but on Sunday we are playing against the best".

The loan deal includes the option to sign Suarez full-time in the summer as the Spain global links up with Emery again having played under his compatriot at Sevilla.

The Gunners have lost 11 of their last 19 Premier League matches.

"Usually Manchester City, in every match they impose their style", he said.

The Spanish head coach revealed that the transfer of Suarez will not have an impact on Ozil's place in the team as he plays in a different position.

"When we win, we always want to analyse the bad things we have done and the good things". We have maybe some injuries but we have other players who can play and help the team with their qualities, with the performances, with their condition. But having missed almost four months of the season, he says it's inevitable it will take time to find his regular consistency.

"When they start to train and recover, or work here with the physios, that's the moment you look at their progress".

They were without the leadership skills of club captain Vincent Kompany, who has made only six league starts this season because of injuries.

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