Arsenal boss Emery: Aubameyang can win Golden Boot

Aaron Ramsey

Michael Cox looks at the tactics, Alan Thompson provides the betting lowdown.

The City boss started with Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench as he recalled Sterling and gave a Premier League debut to Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, whose move from Leicester was Guardiola's only major close-season signing. Whether it's the sort of dawn that brings long, sultry days on a tropical beach or the kind that beckons persistent stair-road degrees of shower is moot, but everything really has changed and today we'll get our first competitive taste of how the Gunners might fare under Arsene Wenger Unai Emery.

"And the first away game at Arsenal, nobody can tell me it's not complicated". A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.

Taking possession on the left edge of the Arsenal area, Sterling glided past Hector Bellerin and Guendouzi before drilling a fierce shot that flashed past the unsighted Cech from 18 yards. Just moments after Sergio Aguero had an effort saved when through on goal, they added a second.

Watch a preview of the Arsenal vs. Manchester City English Premier League opening weekend featured match in the video below, courtesy of NBC Sports.

Considering a 4-2-3-1 formation, Emery is set to go with a central defensive partnership of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi. The centre-back pairing, consisting of John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Vincent Kompany or Nicolas Otamendi is likely to have a tough afternoon ahead. Kyle Walker will overlap more for City than for England, where he was shifted inside into a back three.

'#WengerIn' - Arsenal fans divided after defeat to Manchester City
The Armenian global will likely get a start today as Unai Emery will need his players to feed Aubameyang crosses in the match. Ederson is expected to replace Claudio Bravo in goal after the Chilean started City's Community Shield win over Chelsea .

His manager might be thrilled about Welbeck's versatility but Arsenal fans are crossing every body part they have in the hope that they don't see their striker line up at full-back against the rampaging attack possessed by Pep Guardiola.

Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva got Manchester City's Premier League title defence up and running with a deserved 2-0 win at Arsenal.

The 29-year-old, who signed for the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the January transfer window for a club record £56 million, will be well-rested as the top flight gets underway in North London, after his worldwide side Gabon did not qualify for the World Cup. That said though this is still a tricky opener for the Champions.

Catching City isn't the immediate target for the Gunners, who last won the title in 2004.

"We have to continue working tactically and defensively, and also making shorter the difference between Manchester City and us".

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