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Pep praises fellow visionary Wenger ahead of City's coronation

The enforced abdication of Arsene Wenger unintentionally sucked some euphoria out of Manchester City's coronation at the Etihad Stadium this evening.

Pep Guardiola, himself an admirer of how Wenger changed English football, was gracious and guarded in his first media conference since the title was won with five games to spare.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'Pep praises fellow visionary Wenger ahead of City's coronation'. Print Edition | Subscribe