City start title defence with fine Emirates win

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2018

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery has spoken about the responsibility he urged his new group of players to take during his half-time team talk on Sunday.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery on the difference between Manchester City and his team.

Manchester City's goal is simple: win the Premier League and Champions League.

In this first matchday, fans will be treated to the league's first titanic clash of the year as Arsenal hosts Manchester City from the Emirates.

The Gunners came out after halftime in good form and looked a threat, especially after Alexandre Lacazette was brought onto the field.

However, despite starting to threaten the City goal, it was the Gunners who would concede again, with Bernardo Silva producing a clinical finish from Benjamin Mendy's second assist of the game.

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The victory was the ideal start to City's title defence as they aim to become the first team in a decade to win back-to-back Premier League titles. I would expect us to perhaps sit deep (as most underdogs would) and narrow, limiting the space in behind and between the lines for Liverpool to create chances. The 36-year-old committed as many as 6 errors leading to an opposition goal, which was more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues last season.

"Right winger, left winger, striker, and also yesterday he worked with us at left-back - his performance was good!" But it's just one game [in the Premier League].

Sterling was at his direct best tormenting Arsenal in the first half, driving past Hector Bellerin and Matteo Guendouzi before firing through a crowd and past Cech.

"We arrived after a hard season and I told him I want to help him and want him to stay". "They will show me if they are hungry here - on the green colour". But such is the fixation with managers, we obsessed over Emery taking over as if it were mainly a change of personalities, of leaders.

"We knew we had to go and get the second because they started the second half very strong". With the addition of Mahrez, they have an even better squad than they did last season. Many people have drawn comparisons with us and Everton last summer and it is important to avoid underachieving as much as they did.

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