Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City | Tactical Snippets

Petr Cech will captain Arsenal against Manchester City this weekend

The midfielder started at left-back with Sead Kolasinac injured and Nacho Monreal returning from a knee problem, and he was replaced by right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, who made his Arsenal debut.

Arsenal brought on Alexandre Lacazette ten minutes after the interval as they went in search of an equaliser. Here are the player ratings from the 2-0 loss.

Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil all showed familiar flaws, and they were not the only ones to struggle. He laid the ball back to Cech as Arsenal began another slow move forward, but the former Chelsea man's intended pass to Hector Bellerin was miscued and the ball trickled just wide of his own post and out for a corner.

Emery was reported to only have £50 million to play with prior to this summer's transfer window opening.

In the United Kingdom, the Gunners vs. Citizens confrontation will live stream via Sky Sports NOW TV service, while in India, Hotstar will live stream the biggest English Premier League match of the new season so far.

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

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi make their debuts in Unai Emery's competitive debut in charge of the Gunners.

Emery can be happy with their work-rate, too. The off-the-ball pressing became disjointed at times, but the intensity was there.

Arsenal have just two victories in their last nine opening weekend Premier League games, drawing three and losing three.

Guardiola said the World Cup victor has space to improve on and off the pitch.

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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.

"Those are the benefits of having numbers centrally", said Carragher during the second half.

Emery added that he wants each of his players, regardless of their positions on the pitch to adopt a holistic approach to the games they play.

Emery was not afraid to make bold changes during the game, either. After years of Arsenal largely playing the same way regardless of the opposition, Emery's approach at the Emirates will be somewhat more reactive.

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