Ex-Manchester City player James Milner, now a Liverpool player, turned down a £15,000 weekly salary increase to move to Anfield but doubts linger over what he will bring to a side in desperate need of real quality.
While City boss while Pellegrini may have made a huge pre-match tactical blunder starting Fernando, bringing on Fernandinho after an hour was an inspired decision despite the 2-1 scoreline.
Man City have now won just one of their last five league games in the absence of Ivorian Toure and were facing a 1-0 defeat until a stoppage-time James Milner free kick rescued a point.
Both City and Swansea have confirmed that there are talks over Wilfried Bony, but with the Manchester club’s financial fair play restrictions the price tag is a potential stumbling block.
Manchester City defender Gael Clichy believes that City can achieve greatness this year if they continue to play as they did in last night’s crucial Champions League group game against AS Roma.
The Match of the Day presenter feels there is an abundance of young talent coming through that should look to compete in the Wembley showpiece.
City had led Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Roma while they also sacrificed a two-goal lead in the league last weekend against Hull City as they prepare to face Aston Villa this weekend
Tuesday Team Talk: Give Roy Hodgson’s new crew time to sow their seeds and England can blossom again
Manager Roy Hodgson will be hoping his players can replicate the growth they have shown with their clubs on the international stage so that, with time, patience breeds hope and better results at major tournaments.
City face the emboldened FA Cup winners at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, with the Premier League champions hoping a victory over the Gunners at the scene of their Capital One Cup triumph in February will give them the edge.
‘I’m just trying to be the best I can be’: Manchester City’s Joe Hart vows to repay Roy Hodgson for keeping faith
The keeper’s sudden dip in form resulted in his omission from the City side for seven Premier League games – but Hart retained the faith of national manager Roy Hodgson and is eager to repay that support
Wayne Rooney has dismissed claims from former Manchester United teammate Paul Scholes that his best years are behind him ahead of England’s World Cup warm-up game again against Honduras.