Pep Guardiola sends Man City warning amid Nathan Ake injury concern

Here are your Manchester City evening headlines for Tuesday, May 23.

Pep Guardiola warns Man City players after Premier League celebrations

Pep Guardiola does not expect to see lower standards from Manchester City players for the rest of the Premier League season.

City were crowned champions with three games to spare after Arsenal lost at home to Brighton and then away at Nottingham Forest, making Sunday’s match against Chelsea a coronation day for the players and fans to enjoy. After celebrating inside the stadium with friends and families, the party then moved to a venue in Manchester city centre.

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Guardiola accepts that there will be a drop in energy as the team recovers from the physical and mental efforts put into chasing Arsenal down in the Premier League and setting up a potential Treble.

However, the manager does not want to see much different against Brighton and Brentford in the final week of the league campaign despite the fact they have already clinched the title.

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Pep Guardiola explains Nathan Ake concern ahead of Man City finals

Manchester City are keen not to risk further injury to Nathan Ake before the end of the season.

Ake missed three matches after suffering a hamstring problem during the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich, and then pulled up again when he returned just before the semi-final with Real Madrid. The Dutch defender was part of the matchday squad against Chelsea on Sunday but did not make the bench.

Pep Guardiola is eager to have Ake back for the climax of City’s season, yet recent injuries have pressed home the need for caution. While there are two Premier League games with nothing riding on them this week against Brighton and Brentford, Ake will only be used when the medical team are confident that he can play without risking further damage.

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