Arsenal v Manchester City

13 August, 2018, 01:35 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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While Guardiola admitted he was happy with the start to the new season, which also saw his side claim their first piece of silverware with a win over Chelsea in the Community Shield last weekend, he still feels there is room for improvement.

"We wanted to start here with our supporters", he said.

"I think they have shown grit, resolve and desire but I have been disappointed with them in the final third". And we count on him.

"In the end, the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen. At times it has cost them with the ball going wide, but that's the reason why Emery wanted so many players in the centre".

Sterling's finishing has been in the spotlight - it is nearly three years since he scored for England - and he marked his goal after just 14 minutes with a cupped ear celebration at the Emirates Stadium.

DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 6 - A taxing if not eye-catching debut for the Greek global, who was booked for a cynical foul that suggested he might yet prove to be the kind of no-nonsense centre-half Arsenal need.

Guardiola defended Sterling's goalscoring record.

However, neither of those players started against Man City, and with the score at 2-0, the travelling support had a message for their team's opposition. Raheem had this special relationship with English football, but he's so loved in the locker room.


City's strength in depth was illustrated when Mahrez made way for Kevin de Bruyne just before the hour mark.

Key to City's bid for continual improvement is the competition in the squad which requires the players maintain high standards, Guardiola said. I can say to the players 'are you hungry?' and they say yes boss but I don't know. Every club in the Premier League will be taking their best shot against City this season, but, if it's even possible, they are more stacked than they were last season. It did however drag the mind round to Arsenal's real task: improving the quality of.

He said: "Mendy is Mendy. Hopefully we can convince him to be calm and forget the social media!"

Welbeck, 27, has traditionally played in more advanced positions during his career, but with Sead Kolasinac out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal also unavailable for their Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday, Emery has been toying with using the England worldwide as a left-back.

"We have to improve some movements but in general, in the moment we are, the desire to run, away at Arsenal - nobody can deny it's complicated", Pep explained in his post-match press conference.

Manchester City: Ederson 6, Walker 6, Stones 7, Laporte 7, Mendy 6, Silva 8, Fernandinho 7, Gundogan 7, Mahrez 7, Aguero 7, Sterling 8. New signing Lucas Torreira only makes the bench for the Gunners' first game of the season.

With Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac expected to miss the visit of champions City to Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Welbeck has been trialled as a full-back during training.

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