Pep Guardiola says our fans can help City in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.

We welcome Mikel Arteta’s league leaders to the Etihad Stadium at 16:30 (UK) on Sunday 31 March, knowing three points will take us above our challengers.

City have an incredible record at home over the last two seasons having gone 38 matches unbeaten across all competitions, a run that stretches back to November 2022.


After the historic Treble-winning success of 2022/23 and lifting the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup earlier this term, Guardiola is delighted his players are again competing for the biggest trophies in the game.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the meeting with Arsenal, the manager called on everyone involved with the Club to pull together in the last two months of the campaign.

“It’s good to be here,” he said.

“The season has been really good winning two titles after what happened last season. We are in contention for three main titles of the season.

“We make incredible work. Last 10 games of Premier League, we start an important time. I am sure the people will give us what we need to perform our best.

“Right now every game is so important. If we are able to do it, next game will be so important as well.”

This clash comes after the final international break of the season.

Kevin De Bruyne was not part of the Belgium squad for their fixtures with England and Ireland, but Guardiola is keen to see the playmaker back to his best on Sunday.

“Kevin is so important,” he stated.

“It has been a tough season for him with injuries. He has been out for a long time but he trained really well yesterday. We will see what he does in the next days.”

Now in his ninth season at City, De Bruyne is guaranteed to be remembered as one of the best players in the history of the Premier League.

Asked whether the Belgian’s ability to make the difference in the biggest matches is an example for our younger players, Guardiola stated De Bruyne’s key attribute.

“Consistency. Kevin has been so consistent for many years,” he said.

“We will not put all responsibility all on Kevin, it is for all the team and our people of course.”

City v Arsenal app coverage

Our official app allows you to follow every action from the big game.

Minute-by-minute text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre two hours before kick-off, while our Matchday Live show will begin at 14:30 (UK).


We will special guests on the broadcast, offering their expert insight before, during and after the action.

They will also answer viewer questions throughout, with audience participation actively encouraged on Matchday Live. To get in touch, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.

During the game you can also listen to live audio commentary from Alistair Mann while our text commentary continues.

Make sure to have push notifications turned on as well, so you can be alerted to key moments in the action, including goals, red cards and the team news.

Highlights from the match, as well as a full-match replay [available on CITY+] will be available from midnight.