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Guardiola puts pressure on Liverpool ahead of West Ham game

04 February 2019

It took him nearly double the time to score here, 46 seconds, as it did at Newcastle, 24 seconds.

Those two goals - scored by the same player in the same week - are the two quickest goals that have been scored in the Premier League this season. In fairness to the Londoners, no opponent is safe against Aguero.

The 30-year-old forward's record in front of his own fans is particularly remarkable.

Manchester City host Arsenal in a crucial fixture that is significant in the title race as well as the top four, as both sides look to collect three points. It's not quite a must-win for City, but it's close.

"This year it is a little more hard because teams are more compact, and their plans are probably better than they were last year", the 27-year-old stated. The long-serving Frenchman was often accused of failing to prepare for the opposition properly in games of this ilk. "Because at the moment you feel if you can keep [Alexandre] Lacazette or [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang quiet, then I'm not sure where our goals are coming from".

"It's no change for him", Emery said of Ozil. The Arsenal boss went with neither, instead selecting Alex Iwobi to support the two strikers.

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool will attack the Premier League and Champions League with the same intensity this month as the pursuit of a first league title for 29 years will not divert focus from the season's other main goal. Ramsey is on his way to Juventus having reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with the Italian champions, while Ozil's inconsistency makes it hard to pick him in big matches. Whether the Barcelona loanee will be able to provide Emery with what he needs in central areas remains to be seen.

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The likes of Sane and Sterling are expected to get the better of Lichtsteiner and Kolasinac on the flanks, while the likes of De Bruyne, Fernandinho and Silva would be hard for Arsenal's midfield four to stop.

He noted that the club had conditions going into the market and that had a big effect on the team's ability to secure more deals in this concluded window. That could be risky if Benjamin Mendy returns, as has been rumoured, but Fabian Delph is less of a threat.

"One thing no one knows about me is that when I was little and I used to watch the Premier League on the TV, Arsenal were a team that really inspired me", said Denis.

In an interview with the club's official website, Suarez confessed that he spent many years of his childhood watching Arsenal.

When City dropped points at Newcastle on Wednesday, Liverpool were given the opportunity to move seven points clear at the top.

The mood, however in the City camp is not so confident, after their morale-sucking defeat to the Magpies, although they were lucky for the fact that Liverpool could only manage a draw against Leicester. Man City can take confidence from the fact that they've been on the winning end in their last four games against Arsenal, although they can take nothing for granted against the Gunners.

"Of course they have to play, they have quality, but West Ham are a good side".

Son Heung-min's goalscoring return for Tottenham illustrated just how much Mauricio Pochettino's men have missed him during his Asian Cup campaign.

Guardiola puts pressure on Liverpool ahead of West Ham game