Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Reasons Why Arsenal Lost to Manchester City, Premier League 2018/19

Reasons Why Arsenal Lost to Manchester City, Premier League 2018/19

"Manchester City are working for five years with Guardiola".

Cech was subsequently instrumental in keeping the score down against the rampant defending champions and has been long enough in the game to know what is required to keep his first-team place. "But he knows we like him and want him a lot".

"They have to understand that when you start building a new team with a new manager and a completely new way it may take time", said Cech, who was made skipper by Emery in the injury absence of Laurent Koscielny.

"The first half we didn't play like we wanted".

However, despite starting to threaten the City goal, it was the Gunners who would concede again, with Bernardo Silva producing a clinical finish from Benjamin Mendy's second assist of the game.

The Gunners were far too structured and predictable, nearly robotic as they consistently played short passes out from the back at every opportunity.

That is a challenging trip across London to Chelsea, which opened the season under new manager Maurizio Sarri with a 3-0 victory at Huddersfield on Saturday.

Manchester City will look to start its title defense on the right foot after putting up one of the finest seasons in Premier League history a year ago as it put up an astounding 100 points by winning 32 of 38 matches. Many people have drawn comparisons with us and Everton last summer and it is important to avoid underachieving as much as they did.

"And I do think we will see a better team, but I do think it will take three or four transfer windows for him to have the full impact".

"Hopefully we can convince him to forget a little bit the social media and improve a few things".

The Gunners have not won the league since 2004 and, after finishing fifth and sixth in the last two seasons, Arsene Wenger brought an end to his two-decade spell in charge.

"We needed more but I am happy with the players, they run and fight", Emery said.

"With more time, we will play with this personality".

Petr Cech twice denied Sergio Aguero, first from a free-kick and later when the Argentina striker was clean through, while Riyad Mahrez cut in and bent a trademark left-footed shot just wide.

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