Welbeck tested in makeshift left-back role for Arsenal

Welbeck tested in makeshift left-back role for Arsenal

"I am happy with the players", Emery said.

Raheem Sterling gave City the lead in a first half they dominated.

According to Premier League tracking data, Arsenal covered more ground (118km) than any other side on the opening weekend.

Welbeck, 27, has traditionally played in more advanced positions during his career, but with Sead Kolasinac out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal also unavailable for their Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday, Emery has been toying with using the England global as a left-back.

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery could start Danny Welbeck at left-back against current champions Manchester City as the Gunners' first choice full-backs Nacho Monreal and Saed Kolasinac are out injured for this afternoon's game. 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.

It seemed the goal might open the floodgates, but Cech was in solid form and kept the score down to just one. Not only are Manchester City the title-holders, but they are still unquestionably the team to beat this season. "You always have to demand more to keep that level", Guardiola said.

More news: City midfielder has a huge chance to shine against Arsenal
More news: Ronaldo taken to Ibiza hospital with pneumonia
More news: Charlottesville marks 1 year since deadly white nationalist rally

"We spoke about this before the game. they know they can do it".

"We arrived after a hard season and I told him I want to help him and would like him to be happy. Hopefully we can convince him to be calm and forget the social media!"

City have now lost only one away game in the league - at Liverpool - of their last 21, and manager Pep Guardiola felt their performance was close to ideal.

The early switch worked, with Lacazette immediately adding to Arsenal's attacking threat, and Emery showed the same boldness when he withdrew the struggling Xhaka for Torreira rather than the inexperienced Guendouzi, who grew into the game and never shied away from responsibility during his 90 minutes on the pitch.

While fans may have been hoping for an easier start to the campaign, some had said it may be the best time to play Pep Guardiola's men. "And today is the first step in that". He departed the club to succeed Wenger at Arsenal with a year remaining on his PSG contract. Together I think we can improve, to win in our way. "In the second half, we forced them to make mistakes and we had some opportunities".

"When we are thinking in an attacking moment, I want the goalkeeper thinking for that, he is the first".

Related Articles

  • Arsenal vs. Manchester City live stream

    Emery, even if successful in the long-term, will probably take time to assert himself at a club used to only one man for 22 years. Unai Emery will be disappointed to start with a defeat, but sometimes the quality of the opposition simply has to be accepted.
    Erdogan says US  set deadline for pastor's release

    Erdogan says US set deadline for pastor's release

    Brunson has been detained for the past 20 months on accusations that he supported groups the Turkish government deems terrorists. On Friday the currency dropped as much as 18% at one point, the biggest one-day fall since a 2001 financial crisis in Turkey .
    New Pokemon Let's Go Trailer Displays a World Beyond Pallet Town

    New Pokemon Let's Go Trailer Displays a World Beyond Pallet Town

    Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Evee launches for Nintendo Switch on November 14. If a Pokémon has its associated Mega Stone and Key Stone they can Mega Evolve.
  • Rain Suspends PGA Championship during Second Round

    Rain Suspends PGA Championship during Second Round

    No one made more in one stretch than Woods, who electrified the gallery with a 31 on the front to start his third round. That put him at 10-under 130, breaking by one the PGA Championship record and tying the 36-hole score for all majors.
    Gal Gadot Joins The Cast Of

    Gal Gadot Joins The Cast Of "Wreck-It Ralph 2"

    Gadot announced the casting via her Twitter page with a picture of the character that she will be voicing. Get ready to see the Disney princesses like you've never seen them before: in loungewear.
    Villarreal bizarrely reveal their new midfield magician in a plume of smoke

    Villarreal bizarrely reveal their new midfield magician in a plume of smoke

    Fans packed out a stand in the Estadio de la Ceramica to watch magician Yunke produce Cazorla seemingly out of thin air. Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been unveiled by Villarreal in spectacular fashion.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo Scores In First Juventus Friendly Apperance

    Cristiano Ronaldo Scores In First Juventus Friendly Apperance

    After the game, fans at the game, who had come in their numbers to catch a glimpse of their new number 7, flooded onto the pitch. The game, between Juventus A and Juventus B, is played yearly in the town of Villar Perosa outside of Turin.
    Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

    Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

    In response, Stone has accused Mueller's investigative team of harassment. She made the contempt ruling Friday after a closed hearing in Washington.
    Omarosa says she 'was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation'

    Omarosa says she 'was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation'

    Ivanka Trump , the daughter of President Trump and an adviser to his administration, shared a string of three tweets Saturday evening.
  • Everton expected to confirm loan signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea

    Everton expected to confirm loan signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea

    Everton today moved to sign Yerry Mina from Barcelona but it appears another centre-back could be incoming in Zouma. Zouma, 23, spent last season at Stoke before returning to Stamford Bridge over the summer.
    'Suicidal' Man Steals, Crashes Empty Plane From Seattle Airport

    'Suicidal' Man Steals, Crashes Empty Plane From Seattle Airport

    Alaska Airlines officials said at a Saturday news conference that the plane's operator and sole occupant was killed in the crash. The mechanic who stole an empty plane from an airport and flew it around before crashing it has been named as Richard Russell .
    Arsenal boss Emery: Aubameyang can win Golden Boot

    Arsenal boss Emery: Aubameyang can win Golden Boot

    He'll be among the players Arsenal will have to keep a close eye on if they're to stand any chance of getting a result. Emery said he is working hard toward instilling a new mentality in the team, but that it could take time .