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Man City boss Guardiola jokes Gundogan ‘won’t play again this season’ after wife’s comment | Football | Sport

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has joked that Ilkay Gundogan “will not be going to play another minute for the remainder of the season” after the player’s wife slammed the food in Manchester and claimed she couldn’t find anywhere to eat. Gundogan has began seven of his side’s first 10 Premier League and Champions League matches of the campaign.

Guardiola is preparing his side to host Southampton within the Premier League on Saturday. But because the ex-Barcelona manager addressed the media in his pre-match press conference, the mouthwatering encounter was jettisoned in favour of one other tasty subject – food.

Earlier within the week, Gundogan’s wife Sara Arfaoui claimed she had found “nothing” when asked about her favourite restaurants in Manchester on Instagram. “Sorry, I’m sad to be honest but nothing,” she explained.

“I attempted so bad to seek out an excellent restaurant but horrible food in all places. Cannot discover a real Italian or good sushi or simply fresh food – every little thing frozen. Restaurants here deal with creating wealth with drinks and shots like night clubs, not quality food. Possibly in London but in Manchester nothing. I’m sorry.”

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City have been in scintillating form this season and are second within the Premier League table after winning six of their first eight matches. The Residents are the one unbeaten team within the top-fight and can go top of the table in the event that they beat Southampton as leaders Arsenal aren’t in motion until Sunday once they host Liverpool.

Guardiola’s side are also dominating within the Champions League this season and are top of Group G after winning their first three matches. On Wednesday night, City thrashed Copenhagen 5-0, with Gundogan playing the total 90 minutes.

Guardiola will probably be eager to get his hands on the Champions League trophy this season. The previous midfielder has led City to 4 Premier League titles but is yet to taste European glory since moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2016.

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