MANCHESTER CITY coach Pep Guardiola happily danced for the camera to wish the BT Sport audience a ‘Happy New Year’ before the match against Arsenal.
The defending Premier League champions journey to north London looking to extend their lead to 11 points.
But Standing in their way is an Arsenal team in form who have not lost in their last five matches and find themselves in the top four.
Ahead of a much-anticipated match, Guardiola is giving his assessment and immediately kicks in shortly after.
Guardiola then flew back in front of the camera and wished viewers a “Happy New Year”.
One fan said on Twitter: “Very comforting to know he has a joker team to go out and beat.”
Another said: “This is going to be one of the greatest memes in world football.”
One Norwich fan has branded Guardiola’s well wishes as ‘first meme of the year’.
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Unfortunately for the Spaniard, his former Mikel Arteta will not be on the contact list due to Covid.
Assistant manager Albert Stuivenberg will be in charge of Saturday’s game.
Arteta confirmed: “Albert will be in charge. As for the rest of the group, it will depend on who isn’t present because there are already so many [Covid] problems in that department recently.
“Hopefully people will be there to help as much as they can.
“We will be in touch but I also want to give them the ability, the responsibility and the freedom to make decisions on the pitch and express themselves.
“Being on that line of communication with the players and acting is completely different than at home.
“I will be here to support and help in certain moments but they have to take the momentum of the game and communicate with the players themselves.”
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