Man City send clear two-word Pep Guardiola contract message amid Arsenal and Mikel Arteta impact

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
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Manchester City are confident of working with Pep Guardiola to make a mutually beneficial decision regarding his future at the club. Guardiola, who has already extended his contract three times during his remarkable eight-year tenure at the Etihad, is approaching the final 12 months of his current deal.

With expectations mounting that next season could be his swansong, the focus is on what comes next. City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak hasn't hinted at whether he believes Guardiola will sign on again, but he's as optimistic as ever when entering discussions with the manager.

"We have had this conversation many times before, you know that, over the years of the contract," he said, reports the Manchester Evening News. "Pep has always been fully committed to this club, fully committed to every contract that he has signed with us.

"This decision on his future is always a decision that we will take together, and I have no doubt that we will find, as always, we have done, the right solution that works for Pep and works for us."

Reflecting on Guardiola's impact, Al Mubarak added: "It's hard to put into words what Pep has given this organisation, this club. You can look at just records, for history's sake and there I think he's racked up every record, almost, in the book.

"And these are records that I think will be very, very hard in the future to ever break. From winning six out of the last seven Premier Leagues, to winning four in a row, to the number of wins, the records go on and on and on.

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"I think what his impact has been on football. English football has changed with the evolution to the type of football that Pep has brought into the league."