Guardiola defends Man City's big spending

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

"In the next three or four years Manchester City will buy one, two, maybe three players".

"We bought three and the market is so demanding right now, for all the teams around the world, not just for Manchester City".

He believes that night was a crucial juncture in his career and one of the main reasons he is now a City player. "If the club decides [I am] not able, we are going to take a solution". We are strong defensively and I predict 1-1. Back in 1979, when we made the same step-up, we lost 4-0 at home to Arsenal.

It's a big day for Brighton after they were promoted from the Championship last season, impressive throughout and finishing in second after being pipped to the title by Newcastle United.

"Of course now the full-backs are younger, they have energy in their legs and we are going to use them".

"Schalke is a great club and I had my professional debut there".

"Hopefully, next season I'll be here, and now we're not going to spend how we have spent this season I assure you that. That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that". The Premier League is a great league.

The trip to the coast will be start to what is expected to be a season of pressure for Manchester City, as they head to the AMEX Stadium with many of people expecting the Citizens to begin their title charge tonight.

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"But it is going to finish, it is unsustainable".

City have spent around £200 million on new signings this summer after finishing 15 points behind champions Chelsea in the Premier League last season.

"The next year I had some offers from overseas and took the step towards Manchester City and had another great year".

"Anthony Knockaert seems to be one of Brighton´s better players".

"I don't there's extra pressure on me". It will be hard for them to stay up, especially the first time around.

With Man City spending around £202m on first team players and an astonishing £159m spent exclusively on defenders and goalkeepers, it would appear that Pep Guardiola finally has the right back line and goalie at City. I am backing him to deliver this time around, though.

"Last season in my first press conference we were the favourites so nothing has changed".

City would still have top talents on the bench if this starting eleven was occupied, with Nicolás Otamendi, Danilo, Ilkay Gündoğan, Raheem Sterling, and new signing Bernardo Silva all as impact subs.