Arsenal boss Emery: Aubameyang can win Golden Boot

Aubrey Yates
August 12, 2018

And on the evidence of what we saw at the Emirates Stadium in our opening game of the new campaign, the players are ready to deliver.

Just a month after the World Cup ended in Russian Federation, it's back to domestic action as two of England's heavyweights meet at the Emirates on Sunday with Arsenal welcoming Manchester City to North London.

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"We wanted to show our performance but it is clear against Manchester City we could not give them this win". "We have not had a lot of training sessions and 90 percent of the Arsenal players were together for the last month-and-a-half, two months".

Pep Guardiola was delighted that Manchester City came through a hard opening day at Arsenal with a victory after being without so many of his players during the preseason.

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. He nearly delivered with his first touch, but his volley flashed wide of the upright. Sterling in the first half, a double save from a Mahrez freekick, denying Sergio Aguero who was one-on-one in the second half. This was where we left off last season: electric going forward, but capable of slowing the game down and dominating the ball when necessary.

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.

What frustrated Arsenal fans most was that Emery started Xhaka ahead of the £27m summer signing Lucas Torreira, who was sat on the bench.

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The gulf between City and Arsenal was plain to see.

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. This was a sensational victory.

Bernardo Silva has earned huge praise from Guardiola in pre-season and is expected to play a key role for City.

Guardiola, schooled by Johan Cruyff, craves winning in style. Working to help when we need quick pressing against the opposition.

'We can do our job, yes, but maybe Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea can do their job better and win, reflects Guardiola. He did it well, except the last 20 minutes when he was really exhausted. We trained one or two weeks, a short time.

'The important thing is to be ourselves.

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

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