City start title defence with fine Emirates win

Look at what Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech did in the first half, almost kicking the ball into his own net. This sums up Arsenal's day.

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

Perhaps the other big positive is that there were clear signs of a plan behind Arsenal's play. A title challenge is very unlikely, but a top-four place isn't out of the equation.

Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac. Emery will need time, but there was evidence of his organisational streak coming into play. As well, Danny Welbeck has come in this week, but on Sunday it will be too early to start playing him.

Salah won the Golden Boot last season while Kane won it two years before him, but Aubameyang will feel that, if he continues how he left off from last campaign, then he has a genuine chance to become the Premier League's main man.

City were playing with the same vibrancy we showed in last weekend's win over Chelsea and were nearly 2-0 up when Aguero brought down just outside box by Sokratis.

Sergio Aguero passed up a hugely presentable chance just before Silva put the result beyond any doubt with 64 minutes gone with a thunderous strike from a Benjamin Mendy cutback, as the Unai Emery era at Arsenal ended in disappointing fashion.

Centre-back Laurent Koscielny will miss the fixture as well.

But on the evidence of this game, City look ready to break that trend.

The Arsenal midfielder will also get a start today since the gunners will play a formation which requires two central midfielders.

Given the truncated preseason he's had after heavy World Cup involvement, his energy and enthusiasm were impressive.

Those players will join an Arsenal dressing room that is already stacked with top-class talent, with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil making up the Gunners' ranks.

"We wanted to be professional, we wanted to make it serious like last season".

There is no rest for the tired in England's Premier League as the 2018-19 season is underway.

The Argentine global is expected to be given the nod ahead of Gabriel Jesus but it will be interesting to see how the quick-footed striker manages to evade the robust Sokratis in the Arsenal backline.

Thus, the 29-year-old will have a point to prove when he makes his Premier League debut on Sunday.

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