But, despite the massive investment, City is clinging to fourth place in the Premier League heading into the final week of the season; Arsenal is three points behind with two games remaining.
Pablo Zabaleta's final home match as a Manchester City player is set to be an emotional occasion, with video montages, tributes, and a post-match presentation commemorating one of the most important figures in the club's recent history.
Zabaleta, 32, has revealed has he had plenty of offers from clubs in England and Europe and he says he will take his time before deciding on his next move.
In a game that was a must-win for us to secure our spot in the Champions League, the Citizens performed tremendously, especially in the first half.
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From that point forward the attitude and physicality continued to boil as the Wizards outscored the Celtics in all four quarters. Anyway, actions speak louder than words and the intensity went next level in the already contentious playoff series.
Soon after, Zabaleta came off the bench in his final performance in front of City's home fans.
Just before the hour, Aguero fed the ball to Tour and the big Ivorian burst away from a couple of challenges to get into the box in trademark fashion before beat Foster.
Guardiola said the game would give fans the opportunity to say farewell to long-serving full-back Pablo Zabaleta, who will leave at the end of the season.
In London, meanwhile, fifth-place Arsenal had to work harder than expected in a 2-0 win over relegated Sunderland on Tuesday with Alexis Sanchez netting the goals. He was disappointed not to start but came off the bench to a standing ovation. In my situation at a big club, I'm sacked, I'm out, sure, definitely.
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Former teammates Mariano Rivera , Paul ONeill, Tino Martinez, David Cone and Hideki Matsui also were on hand. "They want change. I think the Marlins, if it happens, it will be a great move for not only the organization but I think the city".
"I have to be honest, I notice we are having problems in the boxes and we didn't solve it so I have to analyse it myself this summer", said Guardiola.
"I have been struggling to sleep properly because I have been thinking about it".
"I don't understand how the managers speak for the other clubs", he said in response to Wenger.
Meanwhile, Man City and Manchester United will face off in a friendly in Houston, Texas, in July in the first Manchester Derby on foreign soil, the two clubs announced yesterday. "When I see his performances I wonder what we could have been with him all season. I am very happy and proud to have been part of this football club".
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Sin embargo, el ex entrenador del seleccionado chileno afirmó que la AFA tendrá que resolver su salida como técnico del Sevilla , aunque no dejó escapar su anhelo por dirigir a Lionel Messi y compañía.