Pep Guardiola Salutes Manchester City's Sacrifice As Champs Subdue Arsenal



"I've got to keep improving and getting more goals", Sterling said.

"The desire to run and run, it was the same as the last season, " Guardiola said.

Arsenal lost 2-0 to champions Manchester City in the first Premier League match as the Gunners' head coach.

While others bemoaned their lack of signings and questioned their club hierarchy's pre-season preparations, most notably Guardiola's nemesis in the red half of Manchester Jose Mourinho, the Catalan had nothing but praise for his squad and his employers, saying: "I can not complain for one minute".

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last none opening Premier League fixtures. He has just returned to training after the World Cup and looked so sharp, opening the scoring in style, and playing a part in Bernardo Silva's goal.

"We know about our expectations and we realise there is a really positive atmosphere around us in the pre-season, " manager Juergen Klopp said. Against Chelsea, we will analyse the opposition and we will assess how to win this game.

One difference for City this season is the presence of Benjamin Mendy at left-back. If Arsenal play a defensively tight game, then they have the individual quality in them to stop Manchester City from winning, but based on merit, City will take the win at the Emirates.

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Ederson , meanwhile, has a very long kick he's not afraid to showcase, despite City's focus on possession. If not, Aubameyang is likely to start from the left flank, although he may the lead the line here.

"He has a lot of things to improve".

Emery was taking charge of Arsenal for the first time in a competitive game, succeeding Arsene Wenger following the Frenchman's near 22-year reign.

"We feel that we could have got something from the game", Cech told BBC Sport. "But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot".

Not only are Manchester City the title-holders, but they are still unquestionably the team to beat this season.

"Today is the first step". City are working three years with Guardiola, building a team with good players and great stability. "I think we need [that] for the next week".

It was remarkable they only had Raheem Sterling's 50th Premier League goal to show for their first-half efforts, but they put the game to bed when Bernardo Silva doubled their lead on the hour mark. This process is normal.

Liverpool signalled its determination to challenge for the EPL title by spending more than £157 million (NZ$304m) on players, more than any other EPL team in the summer transfer window.

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