Man City's Pep Guardiola: I'm not under extra pressure this season

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There have been five major new signings in Ederson, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva and Danilo, and further additions have not been ruled out.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss presided over his first season without a trophy as a senior coach last term, as City failed to live up to their billing and fell well short of champions Chelsea.

"I am so happy because they work well, and especially no injuries", Guardiola said.

"Six players were out of contract".

City's Arab billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour has invested more than 200 million pounds in new players during the close-season adding to their already impressive attacking options and upgrading their identified "weak spots" at full-back and goalkeeper. And of course it wouldn't be a Manchester City season preview if we didn't mention the fitness of Vincent Kompany. We had to buy three and the market is so demanding for teams all around the world.

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

Three of Arsenal's top players missed the club's Community Shield match against Chelsea, and are considered longshots to be in uniform against Leicester City. "We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe not just the Premier League and we need to change it".

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'The solution isn't changing players every season.

Guardiola also insists that despite taking City's expenditure to £217m he has actually saved the club money. Our fans really get behind us and they're going to step it up even more because they know we need them even more. "Sooner or later it's going to finish", he said.

"The fact that we signed earlier helped us avoid signing players who are so expensive like now". If we have to score more then we will score more.

City dropped 17 points in the Premier League at home last season and finished third behind champions Chelsea and Tottenham.

Having linked up with his new team-mates last week after being on worldwide duty with Portugal earlier this summer, Bernardo made his City debut in last Friday's 3-0 pre-season win over West Ham in Iceland, coming on as a second half substitute. We are here to win games and titles. I'm honest in the job. "Hopefully she doesn't understand it better than me". Marcus Suttner has arrived to play at left-back while young Chelsea loanee Izzy Brown looks a real talent, but perhaps the best piece of business could be the capture of Pascal Gross to play in the advanced midfield role of an expected 4-4-1-1 formation, or CAM as my Federation Internationale de Football Association brainwashed sons will tell me.

Instead of battling for the Premier League title, City ended up battling for fourth place with Liverpool and Arsenal, while Tottenham and Chelsea fought for first and second.