Arsenal's Danny Welbeck training at left-back amid injury crisis

Bernardo Silva celebrates after giving Manchester City a 2-0 lead against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. EPA

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City): Started six of England's seven matches in the World Cup without getting on the score-sheet, but within 14 minutes of the new Premier League season he had already registered for his club to underline just how Pep Guardiola gets the best out of him.

Arsenal's Sokratis Papastathopoulos falls down in front of Manchester City's Raheem Sterling during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Riyad Mahrez took the resulting free-kick and forced a save from Cech low down to his right, before the Arsenal stopper reacted quickly to deny Aymeric Laporte's close-range follow up with an instinctive stop. To understand that needs time.

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.

After all the pre-match hype, Danny Welbeck is not even in the Arsenal squad, let alone at left-back.

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

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.

There were a number of concerning moments with the ball at his feet. He had two options, square it to a surging De Bruyne or have a shot on target. Not every game will be against a team as good, as well coached, as cold-blooded as Man City. "I think in the second half we played more like we want".

DF Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 6 - With Kolasinac injures and Nacho Monreal not yet ready, the Englishman was called upon to play at full-back. And we count on him.

Arsenal rarely threatened as an attacking force until the introduction of Alexandre Lacazette for the willing but unrewarded Aaron Ramsey early in the second half. While his work rate was excellent as ever, he never really got into the game from an attacking point of view.

"He made some good moves in the World Cup, the way he created spaces for others".

Another problem area is the left-back slot.

FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 6 - In Aubameyang, Arsenal have the kind of striker who can be a peripheral figure without service. "It's just one of those things I get judged on".

It was a baptism of fire for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery, who was left in no uncertain terms about the gulf in quality between his resources and those Guardiola at Guardiola's disposal. But such is the fixation with managers, we obsessed over Emery taking over as if it were mainly a change of personalities, of leaders.

Related News:

  • Former Cavaliers guard Thomas apologises for Cleveland comment

    Former Cavaliers guard Thomas apologises for Cleveland comment

    Thomas later posted an apology on Twitter, and then posted an additional video on Instagram saying, "Cleveland wasn't that bad". The 29-year-old guard appeared in 15 games for Cleveland last season before he was traded to the Lakers in early February.
    Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

    Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

    Lucky observers may see the occasional meteor sailing across the sky for several seconds, leaving behind a trail of glowing smoke. Scientists from NASA also said that camping out in the country can triple the amount of visible meteors.
    Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

    Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

    Trump sent the tweet from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., where he hosted members of "Bikers for Trump" on Saturday afternoon.
  • Chancellor Philip Hammond considering 'Amazon tax' for online retailers

    Chancellor Philip Hammond considering 'Amazon tax' for online retailers

    Philip Hammond has suggested the Government is planning a special tax on online retailers in a bid to save the high street. This high-tech facility has benefited from £122 million of government funding, and is now a world-leader in 3D printing.
    Reserve Bank downgrades inflation outlook, with no rate hike in sight

    Reserve Bank downgrades inflation outlook, with no rate hike in sight

    The central bank confirmed it has downgraded its 2018 inflation forecast , after flagging the change in Tuesday's rates decision. The latest set of projections confirmed that the RBA still looks set to keep interest rates on hold for the foreseeable future.
    England vs India, second Test, day four

    England vs India, second Test, day four

    On the Day 2, English bowlers used the conditions perfectly and restricted India for just 107 runs in the first innings. Their 189 run stand for the sixth wicket put England back in command and in 250 run lead.
  • Blast near Syrian-Turkish border kills at least 18; cause unclear

    Blast near Syrian-Turkish border kills at least 18; cause unclear

    A rescue worker carried the motionless body of a small child from the wreckage to an ambulance, the AFP correspondent said. Idlib province is in the last swathe of territory still held by rebels opposed to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
    The Trade Desk | $TTD Stock | Shares Rocket After Q2 Profits Beat Estimates

    The Trade Desk | $TTD Stock | Shares Rocket After Q2 Profits Beat Estimates

    Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 44,848 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,719,244.64. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 65,345 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,286,410.50.
    Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

    Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

    The protesters marched through the streets of the city on Saturday night calling for the law's cancellation. Last week, at least 50,000 Israelis attended the Druze-led demonstration against the law in Rabin Square.
  • Kavanaugh confirmation hearings set to start on September  4

    Kavanaugh confirmation hearings set to start on September 4

    White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Senate has reviewed more documents than for any other high court nominee in history. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn criticized Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation in a statement.
    Cristiano Ronaldo:

    Cristiano Ronaldo: "Juventus is different, it's like a family"

    New signing Emre Can also starts in midfield, with Leonardo Bonucci returning at centre-back after his brief spell at Milan. In the Champions League against Juve, a quarter-final, you score a goal and see everyone in the stadium applaud you.
    Checking work emails in non-work hours can harm your health

    Checking work emails in non-work hours can harm your health

    An earlier study also found checking work emails at home or taking a call from the boss at weekends could be damaging to health. He said policies that reduce expectations to monitor electronic communication outside of work would be ideal.


Most liked

Why Pogba tight-lipped over United situation
However, when it comes to being a leader in the United team, Pogba says he does not need the armband in order to assume such responsibilities.

Destiny 2 Forsaken Will Not Have Heroic Strikes And Prestige Nightfalls
Mars and Mercury will not receive these changes, although players will be able to take one extra adventure during Flashpoint week. The idea is to have the Power of the gear you find always be above what you now have, even if just by one level.

England rout India by an innings and 159 runs in 2nd Test
Number of occasions he scored how talented he is with the bat. "I was probably getting a little bit nervous", Woakes said. Looking at things now, the weather was so unpredictable, I think we got the combination a bit off before the game.

After more than two weeks, orca drops body of her dead calf
The centre says the carcass likely sank to the bottom of the Salish Sea, and researchers may not get a chance to perform a necropsy.

US Consumer Prices Rise 2.9 Percent
Core prices, which exclude the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.2 percent in June and 2.4 percent from a year earlier. The core reading brought the three-month annualized gain to 2.3 percent, after rising 1.7 percent in June.

Iraq's Haidar al-Abadi to visit Iran, Turkey as US sanctions bite
Johnson wrote in his article that British businesses should cut all trade ties with Iran and help the U.S. form a "united front". The administration is poised to impose a second wave of sanctions in November.

Brooks Koepka Leads, Tiger Woods in Contention at PGA Championship
His third shot out of the bunker was a beauty - it hit the green and rolled back toward the hole for a very makable par putt. Welcome to the first breakfast version of Lunch Break. "I didn't do that, I rapped it past the hole and missed the putt".

Desjardins Brokers Decrease Earnings Estimates for Barrick Gold Corp (ABX)
To measure price-variation, we found ABX's volatility during a week at 2.65% and during a month it has been found around 2.4%. Return on assets (ROA) is a financial ratio that shows the percentage of profit a company earns about its overall resources.

Turkish President Rails Against ‘War’ on Turkish Economy
Turkey's President has slammed the crash of the lira as a "political plot" amid a row with the United States and Donald Trump. His cause resonates with Mr Trump's Christian conservative supporters. 'We are once again facing a political, underhand plot.

Xherdan Shaqiri outlines Liverpool ambitions ahead of debut Reds campaign
That's what we spoke about and what we expect from ourselves. "I am sure next Saturday we will see a team that is trying to win". You can not create that situation, that's what I mean when I said you can not test the test before you have the test.

HIRAM LODGE's Son to Play... HIRAM LODGE... on RIVERDALE
Both Consuelos and his wife, Kelly Ripa , shared the news on Instagram and expressed pride that their son had landed the role. As for the teen versions of Riverdale's other adult characters, most will be portrayed by the core cast.

Dele Alli: 'Tottenham Hotspur have got to improve'
MF Christian Eriksen, 6 - Struggled to impose himself on the game, with his contribution limited to flickering cameos. The one disappointment will be his poor first touch when he was played through on goal in the second-half.

Dhruv Vikram involved in a road mishap
According to reports, the aspiring actor's auto hit three stationary autorickshaws and one person was injured due to the impact. Dhruv was apparently travelling with two other friends in the auto when the accident happened, said reports.

Ingraham Denies Saying Anything Racist In Her Televised Racist Segment
Ingraham's anti-immigration commentary drew sharp criticism from both sides of the aisle, including conservative commentator S.E. Well, let's see if Ingraham will love this: Melania Trump's parents just became American citizens.

Overstock blockchain unit scores $270m investment
Inc. ( NASDAQ : OSTK ) now has a Weekly Volatility of 5.71% percent while its Monthly Volatility is at 6.28% percent. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link .