Manchester City made an excellent start to life under Pep Guardiola, but have hit a difficult patch in recent weeks.
City won their first ten competitive games under the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss, including a 2-1 win at neighbours Manchester United, but have since gone winless in their last five games in all competitions.
A 2-0 defeat at Tottenham was soon followed by a 4-0 thrashing at Barcelona, leaving Guardiola with much to ponder ahead of their trip to United in the League Cup on Wednesday.
Their 1-1 draw at home to Southampton on Sunday reclaimed top spot in the league from Arsenal, so it’s not all doom and gloom at The Etihad, but they need to get back to winning ways soon to keep their place at the summit.
Unsurprisingly, City have already been linked to some big-name players ahead of the transfer window reopening in January, as Guardiola looks to build a squad capable of competing on the domestic and European front.
Here are TWO players City fans can get excited about in January…