Published: Sun, August 12, 2018
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes six teams are fighting for title

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes six teams are fighting for title

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): Started six of England's seven matches in the World Cup without getting on the score-sheet, but within 14 minutes of the new Premier League season he had already registered for his club to underline just how Pep Guardiola gets the best out of him.

Salah won the Golden Boot last season while Kane won it two years before him, but Aubameyang will feel that, if he continues how he left off from last campaign, then he has a genuine chance to become the Premier League's main man.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has put his side's defeat to Manchester City down to a "lack of invention" in the final third of the field. Riyad Mahrez took the resulting free-kick and forced a save from Cech low down to his right, before the Arsenal stopper reacted quickly to deny Aymeric Laporte's close-range follow up with an instinctive stop.

Friendships between team-mates can be a key facet when it comes to improving team morale and Goal understands that Emery's high-intensity training sessions have been welcomed by the Arsenal squad this summer. They like and want to play and they know at our club they have to show me the good things every day.

"In the first half, we weren't as good as City and 1-0, for us, means we had to try and change in the second half".

Given the truncated preseason he's had after heavy World Cup involvement, his energy and enthusiasm were impressive. Alexandre Lacazette will start for Arsenal as their central striker.

"We wanted to be professional, we wanted to make it serious like last season".

He said: "It's his first match here in the Premier League".

In the United Kingdom, the Gunners vs. Citizens confrontation will live stream via Sky Sports NOW TV service, while in India, Hotstar will live stream the biggest English Premier League match of the new season so far. He was a bit steadier against City, and one of the few members of the defence who looked comfortable with the short-passing approach.

The gulf between City and Arsenal was plain to see.

City's desire to play open, attractive football could hardly be better exemplified than by our back four and goalkeeper in this game.

The hosts will improve as Unai Emery gradually imprints his style but take nothing away from City. Working to help when we need quick pressing against the opposition.

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