Published: Mon, August 13, 2018

Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Gives Tactical Masterclass Ahead Of Arsenal Game

Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Gives Tactical Masterclass Ahead Of Arsenal Game

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring with a cool finish early in the first half before Bernardo Silva lashed in City's second after the interval, leaving Guardiola to sing the champions' praises.

Not only are Manchester City the title-holders, but they are still unquestionably the team to beat this season. But will all play a part in their opening game against City?

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is likely to start at left-back against Manchester City.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Another problem area for Emery is the left-back position, with first choice star Sead Kolasinac definitely out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal only joining full training two days back after returning from World Cup duties with a knock. While in attack, he could start Alexandre Lacazette up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the left and right side respectively. However, Wanderers will be disappointed it was not more having played against 10 men for the majority of the game.

"Mendy is Mendy. Sometime you want to kill him and sometimes you say "wow what a player we have", he said.

"We have to continue working tactically and defensively, and also making shorter the difference between Manchester City and us".

There is no rest for the tired in England's Premier League as the 2018-19 season is underway.

Catching City isn't the immediate target for the Gunners, who last won the title in 2004.

Arsenal, for the first time since 1996, started the Premier League season without Arsene Wenger at the helm. It might just be the best goal we've seen in the opening weekend of the Premier League. Their very presence made it hard for Arsenal to defend. "Hopefully we can convince him to be calm and forget the social media!"

"The team, for 90 minutes, they ran, they tried, they pushed, but we need to improve all collective and individual aspects". Both services require credit card information and subscription fees, but each offers a seven-day free trial, and if the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that weeklong period, fans can watch the Arsenal vs. Manchester City match live stream for free.

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