And so Manchester City’s preseason ends. Preparations which began in Scotland in mid-July and were followed by a tour across the US, culminated in a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at Wembley in the Community Shield. Their next match away at Newcastle is by no means a friendly; it represents the start of their title defence.
And with the transfer window still open, there could still be deals done to reshape their squad, with potential incomings and outgoings in the offing. Manuel Pellegrini, desperate to build on his successful first season in charge, will be keen to fine-tune his group of players between now and the transfer window slamming shut at the end of the month.
Here we take a look at all the news and rumours surrounding City this week.
Last updated: Tuesday August 12