Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zabaleta: Aguero Is Up for the Fight

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zabaleta: Aguero Is Up for the Fight

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SERGIO Aguero will come out fighting after being dropped by City.

And Pablo Zabaleta, who knows his fellow Argentina star better than most, is backing Kun to respond to the 'healthy competition'.

Behind the scenes, City's management and executive teams have also said that they hope the arrival of Gabriel Jesus will bring the best out of Aguero, who they insist will not be sold this summer unless he wants to leave.

Aguero has been on the subs bench for the last two games, and watched as new boy Jesus has scored three times and made a huge impression.

But Zabaleta says Aguero has taken his demotion well, despite rumours that he will be sold in the summer.

"He'll be OK," said the defender. "He's a mature guy. Listen, years ago it was Tevez, Balotelli, Dzeko, Kun. …

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