A massive game looms in the Premier League between Arsenal and Manchester City, the Champions League returns and there are a host of other topics in the news, so we stole half an hour with our Global Football Ambassador Sergio Agüero to discuss his views on the European football landscape.
Before the World Cup you spoke about how this season would be like no other, because of Qatar 2022. Since it resumed, it is fair to say that some of the stars in the World Cup have struggled to get going again. Would you say this is a reason why mid-season World Cups should not be repeated?
Your old club Manchester City have not played with their usual freedom and fluency - what do you put that down to?
Gary Neville was commentating during the defeat to Tottenham and said something is just not right within City at the moment. Cancelo being sold after falling out with Pep, and then Pep dropping De Bruyne for that match. Are you concerned there are problems behind the scenes?
One thing that has been evident in the last month is the amount of runs Erling Haaland makes in behind that are just not being spotted by his team-mates. How frustrating is it for a striker when you make good runs and you are not being picked out?
City seem intent on passing the ball between the lines and patiently, instead of hitting Haaland with passes in behind the defence. Is that an ideology issue from the manager, which the team and Pep must change?
One thing that looks a potential issue from the outside is the midfield - Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo - they are all the wrong side of being young players. Have we seen the best of them as a unit, and is that where City need to change going into next season?
By now you will have seen the news about the 100 Premier League charges against City, and clearly there’s a lot of legal things on that which need to be sorted out. But there is potential for City to be stripped of some league titles - how would you feel if you were ordered to return a Premier League winners medal you won on the pitch?
Do you think City are unfairly singled out by opposition managers? Jurgen Klopp, Mourinho, Barca and Real Madrid have all spoken out about them in the past?
Enzo Fernandez is now the most expensive player in the history of British football. Now clearly he has shown he is a good player - but the pressure is on to match up to that fee. Can he cope with that pressure? And what makes you think he will have the game and personality to succeed?
City face a crucial trip to the Emirates this week, what’s your prediction for the match?
Arsenal have a very consistent starting line-up whereas Pep likes to change his eleven from game to game, what do you think we can expect from both sides from a tactical point of view?
Oleksandr Zinchenko has received a huge amount of praise since he joined Arsenal, and he obviously won many titles at City, what did you make of him when he arrived as a young player and could you see the leadership skills in him that he is now showing for the Gunners?
We’ve seen enough since the World Cup now to see that Chelsea and Liverpool continue to struggle. So we’re going to put you on the spot - who do you think will finish in the top four places, and who will miss out?
Right - the Champions League is finally back, and at a time when some of the usual big sides are really struggling for form. Liverpool face Real Madrid - how do you see that going?
PSG and your old friend come up against Bayern. Who will come through that match?
Are you expecting there to be any surprises in the Round of 16? Maybe Club Brugge can continue to defy the odds?
There is just as a big a tie in the Europa League where your old club Barca come up against a Manchester United side in hot form. Who comes out on top, and why?