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Pep’s Presser: Trio “ok” to play but “not perfect”, Gabriel Jesus update, Alexis Sanchez praise

The manager addressed the press on Friday afternoon, concerning the upcoming fixture against Arsenal on Sunday. The Gunners have been in sluggish form recently, losing both of their last two Premier League encounters against Liverpool and West Brom.

Pep was hopeful about an eventual involvement of Brazilian starlet Gabriel Jesus towards the end of the season, mentioning that the striker would walk without crutches now. In the meantime, Pep said Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Pablo Zabaleta are not “top, top perfect” for Arsenal but “they are ok”.

He lauded the influence of Arsene Wenger and described Arsenal as a ”top team,” especially highlighting the quality of Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez, who has recently been linked a lot with City.

Guardiola also mentioned his prior trips to the Emirates Stadium, describing them as “difficult”. He also backed under-scrutiny Arsenal manager Wenger, stating that whatever the Frenchmen decides to do, “it will be the best for Arsenal.”

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