Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that Jack Rodwell will be in the squad for the upcoming match against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium. City could go one step closer towards winning the Premier league title this campaign if they win against Arsenal since this is one of the few tough matches they have left in the campaign. Even though they trail leaders Liverpool and Chelsea by a couple of points, they have two matches in hand. It should give them enough points to leapfrog both of the clubs in the table.
City have unarguably tough into the campaign with matches against Liverpool and Arsenal away from home. However, this is probably the right time to face Arsenal since they are coming on the back of two matches without a win. They have also suffered a 6-0 thrashing in one of these matches, which has potentially ended their title race for another campaign. They will be focusing their attention on the FA Cup in the remainder of the season, which will mean good news for city. While confirming Rodwell’s position in the squad, Pellegrini has also said that Richards has been working well with the squad.
The future of the England international is a major doubt since he is out of contract in the summer and City have been linked with Bacary Sagna.
“Jack Rodwell is in the squad. Micah Richards is staying working here. I have heard so many names through the year that I cannot continue talking about all the rumours every week,” said Pellegrini about the future of players like Rodwell and Richards. He also was speaking about the possibility of making a move for Sagna, who will be available on a free transfer. The Arsenal right back has been one of the best in the Premier league.