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Will we see an exodus at Man City this summer?

Manchester City currently trail Premier League leaders Arsenal by five points having played a game more.

The defending champions have won 14 games out of the 20 they have played. They have drawn three and lost the other three.

Manager Pep Guardiola questioned his team’s hunger after they came from behind to secure a 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur last month.

According to The Athletic, a squad shake-up is on the cards at Man City this summer.

Last month, Portuguese right-back Joao Cancelo left the club for Bayern Munich on loan until the end of the season.

The Bundesliga club have an option to buy Cancelo for £62 million, and that is expected to happen after he fell out with Guardiola.

The 28-year-old is not the only key player that is likely to leave Man City this summer.

Ilkay Gundogan has also been linked with an exit, with Barcelona reportedly keeping tabs on him.

However, talks over extending his contract, which expires at the end of the term, have started.

The wife of the German international is about to give birth, and that could also influence his decision to stay.

Bernardo Silva is another player that has been consistently linked with an exit.

He remains a regular player for the club, but could he seek a new challenge next term?

Arsenal winning the title is not a foregone conclusion, but it cannot be ruled out.

If it happens, a couple of Man City stars could be open to moving elsewhere.

The Champions League trophy has continued to elude the club despite a couple of close shaves.

Failure to win the elite continental competition could also see some players start considering their future.

There have been slight changes in how the club are playing due to the signing of Erling Braut Haaland.

City are playing to the strengths of the Norwegian striker, which has seen him bag 25 league goals in 19 games.

Only Rodri has started more Premier League matches than the 22-year-old, and that has seen some other attackers play less.

There are three honours left to play for this season, and Man City cannot be ruled out of winning them all.

However, they could end the campaign with none, and that will likely trigger an exodus.

Nevertheless, Guardiola will want new blood regardless of what happens to his team’s ambitions.

A squad shake-up is needed if Man City want to continue to dominate, and the team could take on a new look in 2023-24.

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