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Guardiola takes his first Man City training session

Pep Guardiola has taken his first training session as Manchester City head coach.

A number of senior players - including Samir Nasri, Fabian Delph, Wilfried Bony, Yaya Toure and Fernandinho - returned to the City Football Academy for the start of pre-season training this week.

Tuesday's session was overseen by Guardiola, with the club posting a gallery of images online as the Spaniard put players through their paces.

Guardiola was joined by his coaching team, which includes former Arsenal and Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta, who retired at the end of last season.

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Arteta leaves Arsenal to join Man City coaching staff

Mikel Arteta. Credit: PA

Mikel Arteta has left Arsenal to join Manchester City in a coaching role under new boss Pep Guardiola.

The 34-year-old also confirmed his retirement from playing after a five-year stint with the Gunners, in a statement on Twitter.

The former Everton and Rangers midfielder, who started his career at Barcelona, has been a rumoured target of Guardiola since the Spaniard's appointment as City boss in February.

Man City sign Mooy from feeder club Melbourne

Aaron Mooy in action for Australia. Credit: PA

Manchester City have signed Australia international midfielder Aaron Mooy from sister club Melbourne City. The 25-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at the Etihad.

City's Brian Marwood told Melbourne City's official website: "Aaron is an extremely talented player who possesses the attributes we hope to foster and encourage within the City Football Group.

"Aaron's move to Manchester allows us to further expose him to a high standard of opportunities to ensure his professional growth."

Fellow midfielders Luke Brattan and Anthony Caceres will head in the opposite direction on loan for the forthcoming season.

Blackburn sign Man City youngster on loan

Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of Irish midfielder Jack Byrne from Manchester City.

The central midfielder, who spent last season on loan in Holland with Cambuur, has signed a one-year loan deal at Ewood Park.

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