Manchester City arrive in Abu Dhabi

Manchester City arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of their post-season celebration tour

  • The English champions landed in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday
  • Set for an open training session Wednesday before playing Al Ain day later
  • Hart and Milner not expected to play after being named in England squad
  • City won the Premier League with 2-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday

 

Touchdown: Manchester City players arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of their end of season celebration tour

Touchdown: Manchester City players arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of their end of season celebration tour

Posers: Man City players stop for pictures after stepping off the plane in Abu Dhabi

Posers: Man City players stop for pictures after stepping off the plane in Abu Dhabi

Chilled out: City fplayers wore half-scarves as they disembarked the plane

Chilled out: City fplayers wore half-scarves as they disembarked the plane

 

Captain's role: Skipper Vincent Kompany signing autographs for City fans

Captain’s role: Skipper Vincent Kompany signing autographs for City fans

Swarmed: Joe Hart and Jesus Navas signing autographs for fans upon their arrival

Swarmed: Joe Hart and Jesus Navas signing autographs for fans upon their arrival

City will be playing the Arabian Gulf champions at their newly opened Hazza Bin Zayed stadium, a game they were due to play in January of this year, only to be held by Blackburn in the 3rd round of the FA Cup and have a replay scheduled at the same time as they were due to make the trip.

It seems as though the tour will be a fitting end to an excellent season for Manchester City, after adding the Premier League – which they regained following a 2-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday – to the Capital One Cup they won after beating Sunderland at Wembley in March.  

And it is expected that England stars Joe Hart and James Milner – after being called into Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad on Monday afternoon – will not play a part in Thursday’s exhibition match. The Three Lions manager will be hoping both players will be fit ahead of their meeting up with the rest of the squad next Monday. 

Lapping it up: Fernandinho and Aleksandr Kolarov being interviewed in the sunshine

Lapping it up: Fernandinho and Aleksandr Kolarov being interviewed in the sunshine

 

Room with a view: City striker Stevan Jovetic relaxes after a long(ish), hard season

Room with a view: City striker Stevan Jovetic relaxes after a long(ish), hard season

 

Scenic: Edin Dzeko admiring the view of his non-Manchester surroundings

Scenic: Edin Dzeko admiring the view of his non-Manchester surroundings

Thumbs up: Joe Hart also makes the journey, even though he is not expected to play

Thumbs up: Joe Hart also makes the journey, even though he is not expected to play

 

Departing: Sergio Aguero preparing to leave for the Middle East on Monday night after the trophy parade

Departing: Sergio Aguero preparing to leave for the Middle East on Monday night after the trophy parade

Going off on one: Man City captain Vincent Kompany heads to the airport ahead of the trip

Going off on one: Man City captain Vincent Kompany heads to the airport ahead of the trip

 

Journeyman: Edin Dzeko managed 26 goals in all competitions this season

Journeyman: Edin Dzeko managed 26 goals in all competitions this season

 

The Departed: Samir Nasri with team-mate Joleon Lescott, who is expected to leave City this summer

The Departed: Samir Nasri with team-mate Joleon Lescott, who is expected to leave City this summer

All together now: Manchester players celebrate during the Barclays Premier League victory Parade

All together now: Manchester players celebrate during the Barclays Premier League victory Parade

 

Turnout: The streets of Manchester were lined by City fans as the team paraded the trophy

Turnout: The streets of Manchester were lined by City fans as the team paraded the trophy

 

On tour: Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, James Milner and Vincent Kompany look on during the victory parade

On tour: Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, James Milner and Vincent Kompany look on during the victory parade

 

Party time: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and his players appear with the trophy

Party time: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and his players appear with the trophy

 

Champions of England: Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions for the second time in three seasons after beating West Ham 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium

Champions of England: Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions for the second time in three seasons after beating West Ham 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium

 

Champagne moment: Joe Hart sprays the bubbly as Man City celebrate their second title in three years

Champagne moment: Joe Hart sprays the bubbly as Man City celebrate their second title in three years

Source : Daily Mail

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