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Suppose success was just determined by the amount of money invested. In that case, Pep Guardiola believes that Manchester United and Chelsea would be battling Manchester City and Arsenal for the Premier League championship.


Rejecting that his team's success is becoming stale, the City manager asserts that they would not be at the top of money were the main factor.


City is on the verge of making history with a potential fourth consecutive English league title. They are also just a few wins away from achieving the remarkable feat of winning both the domestic league and FA Cup in back-to-back seasons.


Their success has been inevitable, given their impressive 21-match unbeaten run, which has only seen four draws.


The team has been on fire lately, dominating their opponents with a score line of 15-1 over their last four games.


Even though they haven't won a league game at the brand-new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, very few people predict that City will lose, and they are firm favourites to defeat West Ham on the last day.


"It's anything but boring," stated Guardiola. It's quite a challenge.


Previously, the focus was on the financial aspect. Based on their performance, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal were strong contenders for all the titles.


They have spent significant money over the past five years, comparable to our expenditures. They need to be present. They are absent.

"Leicester should win the Premier League, and Girona should not be in the Champions League next season because of this."


Man City's focus extends beyond financial gain


Although it is challenging to paint City as a brave underdog, they feel the team is sixth in the Premier League's net spend rankings during the last five years—less than half as much as Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal, but also below Tottenham, Newcastle, and Aston Villa.


One key contributor to their reduced figure of £259m has been their impressive sales of players like Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte, and Cole Palmer, who fetch substantial sums.


These players may not be guaranteed starters, but their contributions are crucial to the City's success. Without them, City is on the verge of achieving a historic feat—becoming the first team since the inception of the English league in 1888 to win the top flight four seasons in a row.


According to Guardiola, the idea was a low priority for City at the beginning of the season. However, as the event draws near, a clearer picture of the significance of this accomplishment is starting to emerge.


He said we didn't give it much thought at the start of the season. However, as the months rolled on, we found ourselves still in February, March, and April. This sparks a certain level of inspiration within all of us.


No team has accomplished this feat, and it's evident that this task is quite challenging. United in the 1990s, and Liverpool in the 1980s under Sir Alex Ferguson.


Chelsea, under the ownership of Abramovich and the guidance of Mourinho, and Arsenal, led by Wenger, failed to achieve their goals.

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