Arsenal must work to 'shorten the difference' with Manchester City - Unai Emery

Unai Emery

Like Arsenal, Manchester City have a few injuries at the start of the Premier League season.

Having spent the dying embers of Wenger's reign subjecting the Frenchman to vitriolic abuse, Arsenal's fans were energised by the sight of Emery on the touchline.

"It's clear today Manchester City was demanding our best performance, and today we [can see] we have to continue working, but I am happy with the players because they run, they fight". With Arsenal keen to play out from the back, City exerted pressure high up the pitch.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles came on for Kolasinac after he was hurt in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on August 1 and Emery said following the match he would not rule out using the 20-year-old against City. I'm not sure Danny Welbeck at left-back was quite the change they expected when Emery was announced as their new manager but hey, needs must. They could have led by three or four in the first half, but only Raheem Sterling found a route past Petr Cech before the break.

Speaking at his pre-game press conference on Friday, Emery spoke about his optimism for the season. Subs: De Bruyne 5, Jesus 6, Sane N/A.

"We saw him do well in the training session".

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".

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Aaron Ramsey looks like a definite starter as part of the midfield two, and the Arsenal boss will make a late decision on his partner. But for this game alone, his work as a shot-stopper was outstanding, making a series of excellent saves. As a result, Ainsley Maitland-Niles could deputise for the time being, and Emery confirmed he is looking at the young, versatile player as an option.

FW Mesut Ozil, 6 - After the fallout from the World Cup, Ozil would have had every motivation to make a positive impact upon this game.

Another problem area is the left-back slot.

If a new head coach and handful of signings were meant to shore up Arsenal's wobbly rearguard, this match offered scant evidence. "It's just one of those things I get judged on".

The Gunners appointed Emery early in the summer so he had ample time to prepare, but he was not the Arsenal board's first choice and their primary target, Mikel Arteta, will take his seat on the visitors' bench on Sunday.

Arsenal brought on Alexandre Lacazette ten minutes after the interval as they went in search of an equaliser.

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