Manchester City too strong for Arsenal and Unai Emery

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- Bernardo Silva has scored five goals in his last seven Premier League starts for Manchester City after failing to score in his first nine.

"The representation for every player and in every time in the season [there is] the capacity to do that", Emery said.

While fans may have been hoping for an easier start to the campaign, some had said it may be the best time to play Pep Guardiola's men.

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Raheem Sterling was a key member of the England squad which finished fourth at the World Cup and returned to club duty in Manchester City's win at Arsenal on Sunday.

Arsenal, meanwhile, lacked sharpness in the final third and rarely managed to maintain possession, with Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan struggling to impact the game while playing out wide in a 4-3-3 system. And it felt like they seamlessly continued that form as they comfortably defeated an Arsenal side looking slightly disjointed in their first competitive match under Unai Emery.

"Today is the first step".

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"Manchester City are working for five years with Guardiola".

We've all seen how nonchalant Hazard can be when scoring from the spot, waiting for the goalkeeper to move and commit himself before casually rolling the ball in the opposite corner. And the team for 90 minutes, they ran, they tried, they pushed, but I think we need to improve [everything], collectively and also individually.

"I want the players and supporters to feel that together, and also enjoy each match, each moment in our stadium, and in this way the team transmits to the supporters the passion".

But Emery has instead opted for Ainsley Maitland-Niles to fill in, with Sokratis partnering Shkodran Mustafi in the heart of the Arsenal defence, while Petr Cech gets the gloves rather than new signing Bernd Leno. "And then, when we have the space, to be aggressive going forward".

"He has this experience for defending our goal". Well, in Hazard's absence from the Chelsea starting line up at Huddersfield on Saturday, summer signing Jorginho got the chance to prove he also has nerves of steel.

Arsenal needs to be calm and composed in their play in order to avoid a repeat of the recurrent blunders that plagued the side last season.

Unai Emery might have found an intriguing solution to Arsenal's left-back problem, with Danny Welbeck having impressed there in training.