Man City veteran Fernandinho is yet to decide on his future.
The Brazilian midfielder has entered the final few months of his Man City contract and is approaching the end of an illustrious career.
The 35-year old revealed that he received an offer to be an employee of the club but will wait until the end of this season to make an informed decision.
“I’ve been focused on Man City, I know how much my teammates need me,” he told journalist Fred Caldeira.
“I know how much my teammates need me. I made a decision to only decide my future when the season is over. I already had an offer, not to be part of Pep’s staff, but to be an employee of the club.
“I was flattered, after eight years at Man City and the respect I have gained here, but it is a decision that I put aside.”
Manager Pep Guardiola applauds Fernandinho for his game against Arsenal at the Emirates.
“What a game he played without the ball, winning duels. He has been injured and Rodrigo was superb – but what a game he played today,” he said.
“I will always remember him. I have been together with him since day one [at City] and he has been so, so important.
“He knows his body perfectly and knows what he has to do in each moment. He knows when to talk, the rhythm we have to play. He is so clever in these terms. For 35, he plays just one game a week, it’s perfect for him.”