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Arsenal vs Manchester City, Premier League 18-19

Arsenal vs Manchester City, Premier League 18-19

For Emery, an opening game against the Premier League champions is a daunting task. Wenger lost his first home game, too, and the banner of him hanging here quotes his words, 'For the courageous, nothing is too hard.' Courage is going to be just the start of Arsenal's requirements. But Guardiola always attempts to evolve his tactics from season to season, and this felt like a slightly different City.

Emery has promised to take Arsenal in a "new way" after replacing Arsene Wenger in May and there were some signs of it here, although the reigning champions proved to be too strong for the Gunners on their way to a 2-0 win.

Here, City kept a high defensive line and yet largely kept Arsenal in front of them; only one early incident, when Laporte should have been booked for a cynical hack on Aubemeyang, suggested indiscipline.

Alexander Lazarette who had lost his way towards the end of last season has found a new lease of life under a new management and will most likely start in the second striker role.

Unai Emery 46-year-old former Paris St Germain boss is looking forward to taking on fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola in his domestic bow.

Midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are back in contention for Manchester City's Premier League opener at Arsenal.

"When you play against a team of City's quality and confidence it is always going to be hard".




Speaking at his pre-game press conference on Friday, Emery spoke about his optimism for the season.

Swiss veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner and Greek global Sokratis Papastathopoulos were signed from Juventus and Borussia Dortmund respectively to bolster a creaky defence.

The Gunners have also brought in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno in a £20m deal.

Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal speaks with Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Emery's decision to appoint five captains is all part of his desire to change the way Arsenal work after he succeeded Wenger in the summer.

"The match is going to give us the information [of what] is our level", he said. "But we are starting a new way, and a new process", he said. But then also we need to build [a mentality] and it isn't a thing you find quickly. It's much too easy for Sterling.


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