Arsenal players should deliver against Man City 19 hours ago

Emirates stadium

Emirates stadium

As in last week's Community Shield win over Chelsea by the same scoreline, the only blot on the Premier League champions' copybook was that the scoreline did not reflect their superiority and utter control.

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Gündogan, Bernardo, Mahrez (De Bruyne 60'), Sterling (Sane 87'), Agüero (Jesus 79').

The Sky Blues dominated the game right from the start and were rewarded with an early goal from Raheem Sterling. The pair went head to head ten times when Emery was in charge of Sevilla, with Guardiola, then Barcelona boss, coming through unbeaten (winning six and drawing four).

None of the newly-promoted teams managed to win but all of last season's top-five began the new campaign with victories. He also identified the confidence that the Etihad outfit always plays with as another strength that Arsenal should keep watch of. The title is City's to lose, but they'll be hoping for more than just back-to-back championships in England.

The Spaniard did return to full training a few days ago, but could be shot of fitness for the City game.

"He [Emery] is an excellent manager". The Gunners finished out of a UEFA Champions League place for the second year in a row, and only the second time since 1997, according to FBRef.com.

Being bested by Crystal Palace, by some way not the best side in the Premier League but essentially gnarly veterans of the division, will perhaps provide a timely reminder for Fulham that they shouldn't get carried away just because they've signed a group of good players.

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".

It was nearly three for City in the 85 minute when Mendy let fly from long range, but Cech made a great save to deny him.

"The problem is you have to invest well and honestly I think they did very well, because every player they bought are quality players".

"I am 46, he is 47".

"For me, that is the best message I can give the supporters".

Pep Guardiola's side swept to the title last term with a record 100 points and they were quickly back in the groove at the Emirates Stadium.

The biggest concern for the Arsenal boss was Aaron Ramsey's involvement in the game, owing to the Welshman's recent absence due to a calf injury. But.