Arsenal were handed a hard start to the season when they hosted Manchester City on the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign. Although it’s obvious he wants Arsenal to play the ball out from the back, one wonders if a more direct approach might have enabled them to bypass City’s midfield.
The Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City will be broadcast live on NBCSN.
Manchester City make three changes from the Community Shield, with Ederson, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan coming in.
Given the truncated preseason he’s had after heavy World Cup involvement, his energy and enthusiasm were impressive. But, he was a key outlet going forward as he was involved in both of Manchester City’s goals. “We arrived after a hard season and I told him I want to help him”.
“His experience here at Arsenal and the Premier League is very important and will give us all the information and performances in his quality”. A golden moment for Aguero to double City’s advantage. but the Argentine makes a mess of it!
14′ – GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Man City: The visitors have been knocking on the door for some time and now they find the opener.
There is no rest for the tired in England’s Premier League as the 2018-19 season is underway.
“We wanted to build with the ball and break their lines”. This is a side full of talent, but also one with outstanding tactical acumen and game-management abilities.
Of course, the scoreline should not come as much of a surprise.
His goal was topped off a superb performance.
“I am focused on that, not focused on back-to-back (titles)”. He was a bit steadier against City, and one of the few members of the defence who looked comfortable with the short-passing approach.
Guardiola’s side featured a host of players who told the City boss they were ready to play at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday despite their draining World Cup duty in Russian Federation.
“We are happy. It was a fantastic win for us”. City were superior to Arsenal in every department. This was a sensational victory. City’s left-back missed nearly the entirety of last season through injury, and his overlapping will bring an extra dimension to City’s attacking play. He is allowed too much time and space to cut inside, dancing past two challenges, before curling a low shot into the bottom corner.
Although English clubs can’t buy new players now that their summer window has closed, they can sell.
Guardiola, schooled by Johan Cruyff, craves winning in style.
“The team, for 90 minutes, they ran, they tried, they pushed, but we need to improve all collective and individual aspects”. And we count on him.
Gabriel Jesus (NA): Replaced the tiring Aguero in the 79th minute but he could only muster 11 touches.
Manager Pep Guardiola will have Benjamin Mendy available for selection after the full-back missed a large portion of last season with an injury.