Football: Arsenal game more important than Bayern, says Pellegrini
(REUTERS) - Manchester City will rest key players against Champions League holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday with an eye on next weekend's game against Premier League leaders Arsenal, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday.
City and Bayern have both qualified for the knockout stages from Group D, Bayern with a perfect 15 points from five games and City with 12, their only defeat coming in a 3-1 loss in the home match against the German champions.
"Of course, if you ask me at this moment, the game against Arsenal next weekend is more important than the game against Bayern Munich," Mr Pellegrini told reporters.
"From the moment we qualified for the next round, the Premier League became more important than Champions League."