Manchester City have been banned from Champions League for two seasons by UEFA. After getting banned from the UEFA Champions League for 2 years, they are likely to face a deduction in their Premier League points. Manchester City have been fined £25 million by UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. As suggested by many footballing gurus, even the Premier League will be forced to take strict action over Manchester City for breaking FFP regulations.
UEFA's Adjudicatory Chamber found Manchester City guilty of overstating the club's sponsorship revenues. However, Manchester City have denied all the accusations. They have stated that they will fight until the end to overrule the decision. It is likely that the UEFA will change their decision or decrease the tenure of the ban. That said, Pep Guardiola has clearly stated that he will stick with the team even if the ban stays on.
Manchester City's former assistant coach Mikel Arteta has come up to support his old club. Mikel Arteta, when asked if he contacted Pep Guardiola after the ban, stated, "Yeah I have been in contact. I just want the best for Manchester City. The admiration and love that I have for Pep, the staff and players, I just want the best for them. I know how hard they are working and hopefully, a positive thing can come for them."
Mikel Arteta on Manchester City's Champions League ban— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 16, 2020
🗣"I just want the best for Man City, for Pepe & the players. I love a lot of people there. The only thing I want for them is positive and good things" pic.twitter.com/0lqpvZCc1q