City have conceded just three goals in their opening nine Premier League games as they top the table on goal difference and Saturday's clean sheet was their fifth in succession - a better run than any during last season's title win.
The Manchester City coach has spoken about his time in the city and some of the memories which stand out from his time there.
During a wide-ranging interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, in which Guardiola chose six of his favourite songs and reflected on his formative years in Catalonia, the City boss discussed the influence of Manchester United great Alex Ferguson and acknowledged the relative lack of intrusive pressure in English football makes lengthy periods of employment possible for managers.
"Our first half was the best first-half performance we have played in the last three seasons", Guardiola said. "I want to make a better club, to make them believe we are strong enough to do better things".
"He helped me to understand and love the game, he gave us secrets because there were things that no-one else could see, "Guardiola eulogised".
"I don't know what kind of society we are going to do because it's not about the law, it's about humanity", he said.
"I will be a Manchester City fan and it will be impossible to train another team in England like Manchester City because I feel beloved from the people here".
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Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the G20 opening ceremony on September 4, 2016, in Hangzhou, China. The Saudi government had said that it had arrested a total of 18 people in connection with the incident.
Kyle Walker could miss Manchester City's Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, but John Stones is ready to continue in his place. The champions set to resume domestic action against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday in the hopes of bagging a third straight win in all competitions.
He said: "When the attack happened, I was at home with my son, and my wife and daughters were there".
"She called me but the line broke immediately".
"At the end, we were lucky". Cristina started to tell him something had happened but the line went dead, and it was several agonising minutes before she was able to call again.
Pep said: "I love this song, you can not imagine how much".
The Belgium midfielder has endured a frustrating campaign through injury but he made up for lost time with an energetic display.
"That is a moment, a moment so so touchable for my family and myself".