Arsenal vs Manchester City: 3 key battles in Emery’s league debut

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When Manchester City come up against Arsenal in Sunday's league opener, the Gabonese striker will be the main threat for Pep Guardiola's team. With the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane not even in the starting line-up, City's strength in depth is frightening.

Sergio Aguero passed up a hugely presentable chance just before Silva put the result beyond any doubt with 64 minutes gone with a thunderous strike from a Benjamin Mendy cutback, as the Unai Emery era at Arsenal ended in disappointing fashion. Torreira is the likeliest candidate to do so against Manchester City.

Speaking at his pre-game press conference on Friday, Emery spoke about his optimism for the season. 19-year-old Metteo Guendouzi was provided his first competitive start following his summer move from Ligue 2 side Lorient and the youngster seemed confident, happy to drop deep and regularly provide a passing option to his defenders.

"We wanted to show our performance but it is clear against Manchester City we could not give them this win".

Mahrez was inches away from opening his account three minutes before half time when he curled a left-footed effort just past Cech's far post as City continued to dominate, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's effort nearly brought Arsenal level moments later but his long-distance strike sailed just wide.

I fancy Arsenal to make a fast start, but for City to eventually overcome them.

There were a number of concerning moments with the ball at his feet.

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Guendouzi made a shocking error, taking an air shot at a bouncing ball, allowing Aguero to run through on goal.

In the end it mattered little.

"Right winger, left winger, striker, and also yesterday he worked with us at left-back - his performance was good!" "In the second half, we forced them to make mistakes and we had some opportunities".

It is definitely a truism that Arsenal seem to roll over when faced by the big teams, and you can't get much bigger than Man City at the moment. Unfortunately, we lacked invention to find the killer pass. As you would expect, the champions took the game to their hosts but Arsenal stood up to the onslaught.

Victory ensured that Guardiola continues to have the Indian sign over his opposite number, with Sunday's win his seventh in 11 matches against his fellow Spaniard Emery.

But Guardiola says that none of that matters now, according to what he told Sky Sports.

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