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Pep Guardiola is not worried about a lack of attacking opportunities after Manchester City missed landing Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Although it looks like City will not add a striker in the summer transfer window ending Tuesday, the manager said there are plenty of players available to score goals.
Jack Grealish is expected to top that list following his £ 100million move from Aston Villa, but he will not be alone.
Guardiola said he will also lean on Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez, citing 18-year-old Liam Delap as a potential contributor when he returns from a foot injury.
“We do not have a typical striker like Liam, but we can find alternatives,” Guardiola said ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arsenal.
“I always think as if in these last years we scored many goals that played with or without a striker. We have to play better, try to achieve the level of intensity of desire and hunger that we had against Norwich and be consistent in every single match that does this.
“This is the goal and play better in the process and the high pressure. When we defend deeply, be more solid. Improve our set pieces. That’s what we want to do, and that’s what we need to try. ”
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Although Guardiola did not close the door on City adding another player in the transfer window, he said he did not expect anyone from the current team to leave in the coming days.
Either way, Guardiola said the reigning Premier League champions are confident players are already in the locker room.
“We can not forget how well we have done in recent times with the same team that we have,” he said.