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Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City will use all of his substitutes be allowed in all matches of Premier League remaining

Pep Guardiola says he will use his five substitutes available in each of the matches of the Premier League remaining, to give Manchester City the best chance of success in the champions League when the competition resumes.

The city will face Arsenal on Wednesday evening as the national football returning for the first time since the match has been postponed there are exactly 14 weeks to the beginning of the outbreak of coronavirus.

Since then, the country is in lock-out, but June 17, marks an important step on the road to recovery, while the live football the Premier League returns to Sky Sports.

City is second in the table in the Premier League, with little chance of catching Liverpool, the leader in leak, just two victories to win the title.

However, the team of Guardiola in the knockout stages of the champions League and won the away match against Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu in February.

UEFA is expected to sign a mini-tournament of 12 days which will be held in Lisbon in August among the eight quarter-finals, Guardiola already beginning to plan how to win the only trophy in major that he has not yet brought to Manchester.

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“The five players on the bench, five of them are going to play,” said Guardiola to the Sky Sports News.

“I don’t know how many minutes but they will play for sure because it is the only way to protect the players for this next month and a half, two months.

“When we arrive in the latter stages of the champions League, the only way to avoid injury to players is to rotate, all. ”

As of Wednesday evening, the Premier League clubs can name the nine players on the bench for the first time instead of seven, within the framework of new rules to help ensure the well-being of players during a period of matches intense.

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Guardiola is delighted to meet the old wizard Mikel Arteta when his team face Arsenal

Guardiola is delighted to meet the old wizard Mikel Arteta when his team face Arsenal

The recovery will be the key in the course of such a punitive program, and Guardiola thinks that the physical form of someone like Phil Foden could be a key weapon for the rest of the season.

“Not because he [Foden] is younger, it is because he is strong, ” added the boss of the City.

“For example him, [Raheem] Sterling, Bernardo [Silva]Riyadh [Mahrez] and Kyle [Walker], what kind of players they take the physical condition quickly because it is normal, and I think they have more opportunities to stay longer in the match. ”

Guardiola does not expect a lot of comfort in the home of the clash with Arsenal at the Etihad, with uncertainty about how his players will react to playing without fans.

Since the restart last month, the Bundesliga has seen a higher proportion of teams on the outside win stadium empty.

“When you play with your people, your impulses, you are supported in the good times. They encourage you more to do so, that is why the home games are easier to win. But for the moment, it is the same thing.

Etihad stadium will host Manchester City vs. Arsenal closed on 17 June

Etihad stadium will host Manchester City vs. Arsenal closed on 17 June

“Of course, the distance, the changing rooms, the places you visited are a little better, but at the same time, you do not have this additional advantage that you normally have in the home games.

“At the beginning, this will sound strange – it was strange when we worked the last week at the Etihad stadium, with locker rooms and social distance. We have changed in three or four different stages, and you know when the stage is without people , you’re listening to. [Normally] when you talk during the game, nobody’s listening to anybody.

“So, in this situation, it is weird but I think after two or three games, it will be normal. “

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Whatever happens on the pitch, Guardiola and his former assistant and Mikel Arteta together will share a glass of wine after the game on Wednesday at the Etihad.

Although they don’t send as many messages as they have done in the weeks that followed the departure of Arteta to Arsenal back in December of last year, the pair remains close and has sent text messages this week in preparation for the game.

“Our work is so busy, and sometimes we do not have the time to send us a message honest and that is why I know that we are good friends,” added Guardiola.

“I am very glad that he is doing well and he is happy there and I know its capabilities. It was a pleasure working together and I think it was amazing, and he knows it. It has been a part of incredible success in the last few years.

“I am delighted to review it and see his team play against our team. Even during the match, the friendship at the end is the most important thing. It will never be broken [even though] for the moment, we are rivals in our teams. ”

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