Manchester City FC news: Pep Guardiola calls on fans to assist them against Arsenal

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Pep Guardiola has called on supporters to help re-energise his Manchester City side as they take on Arsenal on Sunday.

The City boss expects the Premier League leaders to be a little weary after Wednesday's exhilarating Champions League win away at Napoli.

City beat the Serie A pacesetters 4-2 in a compelling clash but they had little time to enjoy it before travelling home to begin preparations for the Gunners' visit to the Etihad Stadium.

"We need our fans' support," Guardiola said. "After the Champions League it is so tough.

"On Thursday [in the Europa League] Arsenal played without the real squad who are going to play on Sunday, so they rested for one week.

"The lack of energy we will have is normal after the Champions League, so our supporters can help us in that."

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