Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told the club’s official website that he can’t wait to give Sergio Aguero a start.
City beat Arsenal 1-0 on Sunday afternoon, with Raheem Sterling heading home a Riyad Mahrez cross inside the first couple of minutes.
That’s now 13 Premier League wins in a row for City, who have opened up a huge 10 point gap at the top of the table.
Guardiola looks to be closing in on another league title, and Aguero could yet play an important role between now and the end of the season.
The 32-year-old has only started two Premier League games his season, and managed only just over 250 minutes of action in all competitions.
Aguero’s contract with City ends this summer, and these may well be the final months of his iconic spell at the Etihad Stadium having arrived from Atletico Madrid for £38million almost 10 years ago.
Aguero hasn’t played since the 3-1 win at Chelsea on January 3rd, but he was at least named on the bench against Arsenal on Sunday.
Guardiola has now admitted that he is looking forward to starting Aguero soon, beliving that his time is coming soon as he nears a return to Premier League action.
“I am looking forward to putting him in,” said Guardiola. “We cannot forget he was a long time injured and you get rhythm when you play minutes. But he deserves to play and I want it. I want to say keep working hard and your time is coming.”
“It’s about his physical condition – he was one year injured; he only played a few minutes. I want to be sure for him – for us as well – but for him,” he added.