Guardiola after Man City win over Arsenal: "I am happy with the performance of the team.'

Updated: Jun 18

The Citizens secured a 3-0 win over Arsenal, thanks to goals from Sterling, De Bruyne, and Foden.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was pleased with how his side beat Arsenal on Wednesday night.

Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock with his first goal of the calendar year before Kevin de Bruyne increased the lead in the 51st minute from the penalty spot after early substitute David Luiz clumsily pulled down Riyad Mahrez in the box and got sent off.

However, Phil Foden finished a rebound off the post for a third goal late on.

It was a terrific performance from Man City and following the victory Guardiola told Sky Sports: "In the beginning, it was a lot of energy. Everybody wanted the ball. It was not quiet. We had chances. It was important to score before half time.

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"I am happy with the performance of the team. I see in a good shape, the team, which is a good thing for the next few games.

"We have one eye on the next game. Aymeric Laporte was out for a long injury. We have players who play 50, 60 minutes which is good. And can maybe play the next one good."

On both sides taking a knee to support the Black Lives Matter movement before kick-off, the ex-Barcelona coach said: "We should send a thousand million messages for the black people. I'm embarrassed and ashamed of what the white people have done for the black people.

"How people can think they are different? All the gestures are good and positive. Everything we can do to make it conscious, it is not acceptable.

"We have to do a lot of things for the black people which we have not done so far."

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