Sterling shines on Manchester City return

Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney

Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during a training session at London Colney

Emery faced Pep Guardiola regularly when they were in charge of Valencia and Barcelona respectively.

All that's changed for Arsenal fans is that they can no longer blame Arsene Wenger.

It is great to know they are enjoyng themselves, but I wonder if it's enough to get over our inferiority complex against City. A strong bench contains Kevin de Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus.

"In general to be at this moment of the season, with the desire to run and run, it was the same last season".

Raheem Sterling was a key member of the England squad which finished fourth at the World Cup and returned to club duty in Manchester City's win at Arsenal on Sunday.

The hosts improved as the game wore on but offered little threat to the goal of Ederson while City were opening up their hosts at will. He did well to prevent a Riyad Mahrez free-kick and then reacted well to stop the follow-up from Aymeric Laporte.

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.

Emery takes the controls at Arsenal coming off a French Ligue 1 championship in just his second year at that league's powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain, the BBC reported. Although it's obvious he wants Arsenal to play the ball out from the back, one wonders if a more direct approach might have enabled them to bypass City's midfield.

Arsenal still looked anxious and Cech nearly scored a weird own goal when his miscued pass across the penalty area crept wide of his unguarded net.

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

The 27-year-old has struggled for regular football in recent times, either because of injury or the form of other players - with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan passing him in the pecking order.

And City, in their usual ruthless, unforgiving nature, would eventually punish the plethora of sloppy Arsenal play in the final third. Lovely inter-link play from Mendy and Sterling, the former cuts it back to Silva who lashes it home with a first-time shot into the top corner.

And, despite just a week of sessions on the practice pitch, City picked up where they left off last term with a confident display that easily put Arsenal to the sword. Not every game will be against a team as good, as well coached, as cold-blooded as Man City.

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