In reaction to the result and Arsenal reportedly campaigning for the Manchester club to be banned from the UEFA Champions League, Guardiola did not mince his words when asked for his opinion about Mikel Arteta's side. I have all the respect for what Arsenal are on the pitch.
"So congratulations to them and good luck in the final".
Arsenal was one of the eight Premier League teams that want the Etihad outfit ban, Arsenal was thought to be the chief instigator of eight Premier League clubs, who signed a petition to fight against City's delay of their UEFA ban.
With the London club's financial model not exclusively reliant on the money of rich owners, the Gunners have always been in favour of the stringent implementation of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.
Meanwhile, his City side's focus shifts to their Champions League round of 16 second-leg clash against Spanish champions Real Madrid on August 7.
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But that call took some turns as players felt like the NFLPA couldn't answer some of the simplest questions they were asking. Mahomes, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, who is widely considered the best player in the league also expressed his disquiet.
Guardiola has been urged to consider bringing another striker onto his books, with Shaun Goater among those to have called for long-term vision to be shown as Sergio Aguero enters the final 12 months of his contract. I don't have to tell them. I just congratulate them, learn from this and prepare for Madrid.
Arteta was on the Metropolis bench for a 3- earn at Arsenal in December, soon after which two senior Gunners executives travelled north to fulfill the previous midfielder at his home for talks. We didn't make a good performance; we were not ready enough.
City being cleared to compete in the Champions League next season has only accelerated the rumour mill around an expected close-season rebuild, with a substantial gap to Premier League winners Liverpool needing to be bridged.
"Now we are going to have another game (against Norwich) and after we have two weeks and I will see".