They reached the Champions League semifinals for the first time ever last season but Europe's traditional heavyweights make it a regular occurrence. Teams of Tony Pulis, from his history with Stoke and West Brom, never play games thinking they don't matter. "We played two finals against Crystal Palace and Leicester, we have two more and hopefully the players are focused and committed".
Guardiola added: "I am not staying here because I am Pep or what I have done a long time ago".
A league-high 15 of West Brom's goals this season have come from corners, accounting for 37% of their total scored. I'm out. Sure. Definitely. I can't criticise the players.
The 32-year-old Argentinian defender is set to leave this summer, ending a nine-year association with the club, after joining from Espanyol in 2008. "Nine years here. His impact here was incredible and helped make the club what it is right now". "But when we played against those teams, the gap was not too big and we are going to shorten it next season".
"Every club is run different and every club you pick up is in a different state, and I can't talk about other club's situations". If it's going to go to tribunal, we don't know what the price is and I think that takes us out of the game.
Talking ahead of Manchester City's game against West Brom, Guardiola was quick to point out that Wenger only has himself to blame if his side doesn't make the top four this season. Their team earned a convincing win to virtually guarantee Champions League qualification.
Throughout the season there have been suggestions that Guardiola should change his playing style to "adapt" to the Premier League. But even if City lose either that game or their final match against Watford, and Arsenal win both of their remaining two matches, it will still come down to goal difference and City's is five better than Arsenal's. It happened just after the hour mark, by which time Toure had exchanged passes with Aguero and slotted a finish between goalkeeper Ben Foster's legs.
The former Spain worldwide succeeded Manuel Pellegrini as City manager last summer, arriving with high expectations after success-packed spells at both Barcelona and Bayern.
The Spaniard can look forward to a busy transfer window after the season ends, as he looks to build a squad capable of fighting for the league title and mounting a challenge in the Champions League.