Pep warns his players ahead of the AFC match
- Spanish boss has warned that his players must better last season's performances if they wish to win back-to-back Premier League titles
- He's expecting some fierce resistance from Gunners in today's PL match
City begin their campaign against Unai Emery's Arsenal - who are led into the new season by a new manager for the first time in 22 years and this is what Guardiola had to say: "Doing the same as we have done will not be enough."
"That's my experience at Bayern Munich and Barcelona - you always have to demand more to keep that level," he explained. "First, you have to win the first one, and after that win the second one. In every competition we play we must try to win."
When asked if Arsenal stand any chances of winning anything this season, Pep replied by saying:
"They can do it,"
"I think he has enough experience. He was in France, he was in many teams in Spain so he has a lot of experience.
"He's such a smart, intelligent and well-prepared manager that he will know exactly what to do. I have a lot of respect for his career, starting from the bottom and making an excellent career, wining titles and his teams are always difficult.
"Arsenal are one of the best teams in England and of course he is a contender to win titles."