The next four games will define Man City's season

They play Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday

Pep Guardiola, press conference,

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Pep Guardiola's first season at the Etihad hasn't gone as many in the blue half of Manchester would have hoped.

Despite a solid start to the campaign, City's year so far hasn't gone exactly to plan. Reservations over the decision to ostracise Joe Hart to Italy remain as City's shaky defence has given the team little confidence over the coure of the last few months.

Despite being 10 points off leaders Chelsea, City are still involved in the Champions League and will face Arsenal in the semi-final of the the FA Cup.

However, the next four games could very well decide how their 2016/17 season will be viewed. First up, they head to Monaco with a 5-3 lead in Europe although how that game against the free-scoring French will go is anyone's guess.

In the Premier League they face Liverpool at home this weekend before back-to-back away matches at Arsenal and Chelsea.  

Given the competitive nature of the top six this season, City could well find themselves in a battle to keep a grip on fourth place when struggling Hull City come to visit at the start of April.