Manchester City have now released their official first team photo ahead of the 2022/2023 campaign.
With many departures over the summer period, the picture has many notable absentees, such as Raheem Sterling, who left for Chelsea, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko who both left to join Pep Guardiola’s former assistant Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, and former club captain Fernandinho.
On the other hand, for the first time, many new exciting arrivals can be seen in City’s team photo. Sergio Gomez can be seen arriving from Belgian side Anderlecht, Kalvin Phillips and Julian Alvarez after joining the Sky Blues from Leeds United and River Plate respectively. In addition, former Borussia Dortmund duo Manuel Akanji and Erling Haaland.
Manchester City’s official club website also listed some key details about this year’s edition of this year’s official squad photo. Say, “The photo also marks the home kit our players have worn all season.
This year’s issue is inspired by Club great Colin Bell, who wore a similar shirt during a trophies-filled spell at City between 1966 and 1979.”
The website also provided detailed information about the players in the photo…
“Back row (from left to right): RodrigoAymeric LaporteStefan Ortega MorenoEdersonScott CarsonErling HaalandJohn Stones
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Middle row (left to right): Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, Kalvin Phillips, Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo, Nathan Ake, Kyle Walker
Front row (from left to right): Rico Lewis, Bernardo Silva, Cole Palmer, Phil Foden, Pep Guardiola, Ilkay Gundogan, Julian Alvarez, Sergio Gomez, Josh Wilson-Esbrand”