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Emotional Zabaleta proud of 'wonderful nine years' at Manchester City

I’d have been sacked at ‘big club’ says Man City boss Guardiola Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
Montrelle Montesinos | 18 May, 2017, 16:32

City climb to third in the Premier League, two points above Liverpool and three points clear of Arsenal, with only the teams finishing third and fourth assured to join Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has claimed "some teams are on holiday" and expressed hope all opponents for all teams fight hard. "We made 71 points and were second. It's a real final for us, and we are going to be ready". "When everything happens and it's not good, you can change the manager".

In such form and with a healthy goal difference in their favour, City should be confident of completing the job.

Zabaleta has made 332 appearances for City, scoring 12 goals, but hasn't been a regular under Guardiola in the Spanish coach's first year in charge.

West Ham will go into their final Premier League game of the season at Burnley on Sunday with an outside chance of finishing in the top-half of the table. "One of them, of course, for Pablo". "The two goals in five minutes set them up". Guardiola is now within touching distance of securing his minimum objective of Champions League qualification following a straightforward home win over West Brom.

Guardiola faces a selection headache over whether to start with Gabriel Jesus or Aguero up front.

Vincent Kompany's return from a series of injury troubles have given City a more solid look, but the manager remains concerned.

Toure exchanged passes with Sergio Aguero to bypass the Baggies' defence, and the Ivorian calmly slotted his side-footed finish into the back of the net.

Manchester City moved back into third place and nearly guaranteed Champions League qualification thanks to a 3-1 home victory against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium.

The Argentinian arrived at a mid-table outfit but has since helped City win two Premier League titles, three other cups and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. ― Reuters picMANCHESTER, May 17 ― Pep Guardiola said Manchester City's home form must improve next season if they are to challenge for honours after they beat West Bromwich Albion in their last home game.

City ran out 3-1 winners against West Brom and Zabaleta was asked what his favourite memory was during his time at the club.