There's been a lot of talking - Sterling explains Arsenal goal celebration

There's been a lot of talking - Sterling explains Arsenal goal celebration

Manchester City have only won two of their last nine visits to the Emirates, one of those wins though was last season's 3-0 victory where the Citizens were three goals ahead in the first 33 minutes.

Manchester City, who romped to Premier League success by 19 points last season, began the defence of their title with an impressive win away to an Arsenal side playing under new Spanish manager Unai Emery on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola wants Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City as contract talks between both sides continue to drag amid reports the 23-year-old wants parity with top earners Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.

"You have to say it though, they were outclassed in every department today". Not only are Manchester City the title-holders, but they are still unquestionably the team to beat this season.

Unai Emery's first game is charge is certainly a daunting one and his record in Spain against Pep Guardiola isn't one that will inspire the Arsenal faithful, Emery is 0 from 10 against Guardiola.

The Spaniard will need time to make his mark on a moribund club and, while Arsenal couldn't be faulted for effort against City, there was precious little quality about their play.

Ederson denied Hector Bellerin withy a smart stop to keep City in front, before a swift City break ended with Aguero hitting the sidenetting when perhaps he should have made Cech work.

Emery is convinced the Gabon global can win the Premier League's Golden Boot this season.

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Mourinho even warned, as the window drew to a close, the club was is in for a hard season if no more deals came over the line. I think football is changing". 'I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches'.

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Sterling was booked for a rash early challenge on Arsenal debutant Matteo Guendouzi and conceded referee Michael Oliver could have viewed the tackle in a harsher light.

And City, in their usual ruthless, unforgiving nature, would eventually punish the plethora of sloppy Arsenal play in the final third.

They did not capitulate in the way they so often did under Arsene Wenger, and there were signs that they were better-prepared tactically as well.

But that noisy optimism was punctured in ruthless style by Sterling in the 14th minute. Going forward, things were made particularly hard for him by the absence of a natural left-back to lend him support. You would have put your mortgage on the Argentine scoring, but Cech spread himself well to repel the ball out. He did well to prevent a Riyad Mahrez free-kick and then reacted well to stop the follow-up from Aymeric Laporte.

Emery has set Aubameyang the target of doing what he did in the Bundesliga a year ago, when he scored 31 goals to become the division's top scorer.

However, Aubameyang will need better service than he received against City to achieve that target. Alexandre Lacazette will start for Arsenal as their central striker.

City responded in emphatic fashion and Silva wrapped up the points in the 64th minute. David Silva failed to make the matchday squad.

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