Guardiola keen to solve Sterling contract saga

Guardiola keen to solve Sterling contract saga

Leno was signed in a £22 million deal from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and was expected to be Emery's first-choice goalkeeper for the new season.

While the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva were left out, Sterling came straight into City's side.

When asked if City had fashioned a flawless performance, Guardiolan told the BBC's Match Of The Day: "Yes". We need to improve this personality with better performances on the pitch. This wasn't their greatest ever performance, but the fact they were so comfortable against a side that would realistically be wanting to challenge them, is paramount of just how good this Manchester City team is.

Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and teenage French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi made their Arsenal debuts but like so many teams last season the London side found City hard to cope with.

It was a memorable campaign but City boss Guardiola is well aware that rival teams and managers will be determined to improve and cut them down.

Arsenal and Manchester City will meet on Sunday in the Premier League's marquee match of week 1.

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Going forward, things were made particularly hard for him by the absence of a natural left-back to lend him support. He did well to prevent a Riyad Mahrez free-kick and then reacted well to stop the follow-up from Aymeric Laporte .

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Bernardo Silva killed off Arsenal in the second half with this lovely, powerful finish.

Guendouzi made a shocking error, taking an air shot at a bouncing ball, allowing Aguero to run through on goal. You would have put your mortgage on the Argentine scoring, but Cech spread himself well to repel the ball out. Although it's obvious he wants Arsenal to play the ball out from the back, one wonders if a more direct approach might have enabled them to bypass City's midfield.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a goal ruled out for offside and blazed over at close quarters as late lethargy brought errors into City's game - something that will not have escaped their perfectionist manager.

"We are delighted with him and would like Raheem to stay", Guardiola told reporters after the Arsenal game. Bellerin cracked an effort straight at Ederson midway through the first half, but the Gunners were sloppy in the final third - epitomised when Mesut Ozil misjudged a run from Aaron Ramsey and subsequently passed straight to Stones who sparked a counter-attack. Unfortunately, we lacked invention to find the killer pass. Trying to go toe-to-toe with the Champions was always going to end in tears. Inevitably, you can make a few mistakes. And we count on him.

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.

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