Manchester City'sSergioAguero (centre), celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between ManchesterCity and LeicesterCity at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Guardiola tried and failed to sign Mahrez on transfer deadline day last month with the Premier League leaders unwilling to meet Leicester City's £95 million valuation of the Algeria playmaker.
Aguero now trails Harry Kane by just two goals in the race for the golden boot, but just one from Kane was enough to win the North London derby as the Tottenham striker's seventh goal in as many games against Arsenal secured a 1-0 win.
Tricky Mahrez missed the Premier League clashes with Everton and Swansea and looks set to quit the Foxes over the summer.
The Algerian midfielder returned to the fold as a second-half substitute, and speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Puel stressed the importance of moving the club forward with Mahrez.
Having dropped points last time out against Burnley, City wasted little time making things right, taking the lead after just two minutes. "We could take one from [the] second team but they played a game yesterday." he said.
The Argentina worldwide has now scored 13 goals in 10 matches since the turn of the year, when City'sother main goal-getter Gabriel Jesus was ruled out with injury.
No player in Europe's top five leagues has assisted more goals than De Bruyne this season, with the Belgian moving one clear of Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar (11). Every game he creates chances and helps us defensively and the fact we are there and fighting for important things - in that situation you are not exhausted.
"We have to wait for Vincent [Kompany] to lift the titles otherwise we will only have good memories for ourselves".
I don't know what is going to happen. The most important thing for me is to keep Riyad and the club and the fans united and in a good way about this.
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