Refs need to protect players - Guardiola issues plea after De Bruyne injury

Adjust Comment Print

Sanchez will only make City stronger and more formidable, but Guardiola has already highlighted the physical demands of playing up to eight games in January, so even the addition of the Arsenal forward may not be enough to stave off a hard month.

With the rumours also saying that wenger would rather cash in on the Chilean, and the gossip that the Arsenal players are also keen to see him out of the dressing room as soon as possible, these injuries could force Pep Guardiola to be a little more proactive in the transfer market.

"I don't know", he told reporters when asked if another City move for Sanchez was on the horizon.

"The Premier League is a very physical league and the referees must take care of the players".

"I have spoken many times about that".

"We focus on our own problems, that's the only thing".

Activist & Daughter Of Eric Garner, Erica Garner, Has Died
Eric Garner died on Staten Island in July 2014, after being put in a chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo. Ms Garner was a mother-of-two, and had a son in August whom she named after her father.

United allowed a 14-point lead in December 1993 to be completely erased by Blackburn by April 1994, but the Old Trafford outfit recovered to win the title that season regardless and City now have such a cushion that it would take a huge collapse, and a long winning run by Chelsea or United, for them to finish anywhere but top. "He is a player for Arsenal and I think he is going to stay there".

Former Aston Villa and Holland midfielder George Boateng believes Sanchez could inspire City if he makes the move from the Emirates to the Etihad. Why would you protect just the players we like the most?

"Alexis Sanchez is the one that can probably give a new, fresh inspiration to the squad. We will have internal meetings and see what is for the best [in terms of transfers], but he is an Arsenal player and I think he will be [staying there]".

The Chilean global has six months left on his contract and has decided against signing a new deal at the Emirates. But not this Watford side.

"They have lost five of their past six games and the players' form has just evaporated".