Lichtsteiner on Arsenal defeat: We must work harder to match Emery demands



Manchester City laid down a marker to their title rivals with a comfortable 2-0 win against Arsenal, prompting manager Pep Guardiola to claim he was "privileged" to manage the Premier League champions.

Mahrez bent an effort just wide of the post as he looked to mark his Premier League debut for the champions with a goal with City taking nearly complete control of proceedings leading up to the interval.

"We played a high level considering the lack of physical condition for numerous players who arrived back late after the World Cup".

"I can not ask them if they are still hungry because they will say "yes boss I am hungry", he said. Meanwhile, a new-look defence was left exposed all match and their ineffective attempts to play out from the back were met with cheers when they reverted to long goal kicks. Leno is starting with us, he's working very well and played well in pre-season but he can wait for his moment. The fundamental principles were the same, of course; they pressed, wanted to dominate the possession and tried to break quickly.

Manchester City took care of business on the road against Arsenal to start off its title defense on Sunday in the Premier League opener.

"I think it's very useful when you want to be the team who create".

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He represented his country in three World Cups, including the 2002 edition, when Brazil won its fifth tournament title. Tomorrow I'll be discharged and I'll go home! "Thanks for all your support and your messages".

Petr Cech will however need to be at his best next weekend because the gunners will be facing his former club and he will be hoping to prove everyone criticizing him wrong as he continues his final year of his current contract at the Emirates Stadium. His season began against record-breaking champions of last season, Manchester City.

"We are not going to judge what is going to happen after one game but we try to respond, we try to be ourselves".

Arsenal particularly struggled to build from the back, with Petr Cech unable to adjust and nearly passing the ball into his own net, but Allardyce resisted calls to bring in Bernd Leno and believes Emery need to adjust his approach.

"We want competence with the goalkeepers and all the players in the squad", Emery said. This wasn't their greatest ever performance, but the fact they were so comfortable against a side that would realistically be wanting to challenge them, is paramount of just how good this Manchester City team is.

"Today, Cech played good". Leno is starting with us.

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.

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