uses cookies to provide a better service to our users. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Click "OK" to hide this message. Alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information.

Arsene Wenger's latest on Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's contract renewals Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the club is yet to reach an agreement with either Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil over new contract extensions. The two are in their... - Read article
Arsene Wenger reveals: This is who will start in defence against Liverpool Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Krystian Bielik are all in line to start in the heart of the defensive department against Liverpool. The... - Read article
Confirmed: Chelsea make formal contact to make Arsenal target their third summer signing Chelsea have made contact to sign Internazionale striker Mauro Icardi, - Read article

Manchester City Jersey
» News

Pep Guardiola reveals when John Stones will make his debut for Manchester City


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says new signing John Stones is ready to make his debut for the club.

The Englishman signed from Everton for £47.5m to become the world's second most expensive defender.

He became the Spaniard's eight summer incoming transfer after signing a five-year contract with the club.

"Finally we could pick John Stones up and it's important for us to have a young, English player with a huge talent," Guardiola told reporters.

"Not just to defend but for the build-up, his intelligence and the ability to play through the lines. He's a good, good player.

"He's fit – he played four, five, six friendly games with Ronald Koeman at Everton. Sane didn't train with us, he's out – in the next week I think he'll start to train.

"Stones has had a lack of time with his teammates but he reads the game so there are people who are intelligent. He reads what's going on and what he needs to do – I think he's ready.

"Nicolas is much, much better – he had a problem with his tendon. He will be fit but we have a little, little eye on the game in Romania so we'll see tomorrow whether he'll play against Sunderland.

"I know 80/90% who's going to play tomorrow but I'll sleep on it. It's almost done – not quite 100%, I need my dreams to make the right decision."

Featured in article
John Stones, Pep Guardiola