Arsenal must work to 'shorten the difference' with Manchester City - Unai Emery


'We want the competitiveness from the goalkeepers and also every player in the squad, ' said Emery.

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, center, celebrates with Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez, right, after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.

On the teenager, Emery added: "It's his first match here in the Premier League".

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery could start Danny Welbeck at left-back against current champions Manchester City as the Gunners' first choice full-backs Nacho Monreal and Saed Kolasinac are out injured for this afternoon's game.

"Many players did a sacrifice, Stones, Walker, we trained for only one week but the spirit is there". He lashed one first-half shot wide, but generally struggled to get into the game.

For City, it's a lovely start away from home and it shows that even this early in the season, this team is once again the favorite to win the league. Well, in Hazard's absence from the Chelsea starting line up at Huddersfield on Saturday, summer signing Jorginho got the chance to prove he also has nerves of steel. Who knows, they could be City's greatest challenge if they come through the first two fixtures unscathed.

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Other fans were not so sympathetic. "There are things and there are things that I can not say otherwise I will get fined".

"It's clear today Manchester City was demanding our best performance, and today we [can see] we have to continue working, but I am happy with the players because they run, they fight".

"Mendy has a lot of things to improve". Perhaps we'll see more from him when Lucas Torreira is installed as his regular partner. The fact that he is the Man of the Match says more about others than it does Cech, in all honesty.

Pep Guardiola hopes to convince Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City for a long time.

"With Unai, we work specifically (what) we want to do and how we want to do it. I thought we did it pretty well". This was another fine driving performance from the 23-year-old; he constantly found space between defence and midfield, dropping into unsafe areas and linking the play.

"We spoke at half time about taking more responsibility for the second half, to do a little more".