Arsenal eyeing FA Cup title and top-four league finish: Monreal

Arsenal eyeing FA Cup title and top-four league finish: Monreal

Arsenal eyeing FA Cup title and top-four league finish: Monreal

"If we had played a Championship team, I would honestly say yes, but because we play City, I don't think about it like that".

Juventus and Atletico Madrid head into the Champions League semifinals as teams who put the art of defending above the handsome passing football espoused by Guardiola, while Chelsea remain four points clear at the top of the Premier League, despite their recent wobble, largely because of the defensive strengths engineered by Antonio Conte.

The FA Cup represents City's last chance for silverware in Guardiola's first season at the Etihad Stadium and he accepts billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour may have expected to see more from the side.

On where he sees himself beyond next season, Oxlade-Chamberlain told Complex: "My personal ambitions are always to play as well as I can and be as professional as I can for Arsenal and obviously stay in and around the England squad as well".

City are fourth in the Premier League, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea, while they exited the Champions League to Monaco at the last-16 stage.

The Gunners face Pep Guardiola's men at Wembley on Sunday as they bid to take the penultimate step towards winning a third cup crown in four years.

"My season was good", Guardiola said.

"I just needed to settle in, find my feet and get used to the Premier League which is completely different from the Bundesliga". But, sources have told Goal, the Chilean is keen to move to City and the Gunners may ultimately have no choice but to sell to an English club, as it is understood PSG are now the only overseas team with both the intention and means to sign him. 'Sometimes I have to play in the middle, against some teams, although mostly I play wide.

"You realise you have lived that experience and when you win a title or a final it is a lot of stress and pressure".

"They don't carry the negative vibes of bad experiences in this competition".

"I said many times with them, but they still don't believe how good they are". He will spend the next few weeks, and particularly the next few days, trying to work out how he can convince his current group of players to do what he wants them to do when it really matters.

City's big-game away record, since beating United in September, has been poor, and while they have performed better on home soil they have struggled to convert their dominance into victories.

The Champions League dream was over in mid-March. Today, he makes part of training with us.

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