The Big Match Tactical View: Arsenal v Manchester City

AP     Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

AP Arsenal's Mesut Ozil

Torreira is the likeliest candidate to do so against Manchester City.

Midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are back in contention for Manchester City's Premier League opener at Arsenal.

DF Hector Bellerin, 6 - Pleased though he will have been to have escaped a 90-minute examination by Leroy Sane, Bellerin was still given a hard afternoon by the unsafe Sterling.

It's a fresh start for everyone at the club and what better way to continue the new found positivity surrounding Arsenal than with an opening day win against City.

"And the first away game at Arsenal, nobody can tell me it's not complicated".

City sent 16 players to the World Cup in the summer - more than any other team - and six of those have only returned to training in the past fortnight after playing in the semifinals at Russian Federation 2018.

Bernardo Silva emphatically crashed City's second into the top corner in the 64th minute after his team came through some nervy moments early in the second half.

"Many players made a sacrifice - John Stones, Kyle Walker, Fernandinho".

"It's just one of those things".

The Armenian global will likely get a start today as Unai Emery will need his players to feed Aubameyang crosses in the match. I've said many time that I'm not a special guy but I am so good at working, working, working, and they have to work too'.

I fancy Arsenal to make a fast start, but for City to eventually overcome them.

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. His partnership with Lacazette blossomed in the final few games of the last campaign and what was once a rivalry during their time in France now presents the opportunity to fire Arsenal up the league table.

Although Emery failed to record a victory against Guardiola during that four-year period, his tactical approach often caused serious problems in the first halves of matches.

Last weekend's win at Wembley saw us produce some wonderful football, and the performance here at the Emirates was no different. The French full-back claimed an assist for Silva's goal but Guardiola says he has a lot to improve. But unfortunately, we lacked invention to find the killer pass.

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