Arsenal's loss to Man City shows the work ahead for Unai Emery

Arsenal vs Manchester City: 3 key battles in Emery’s league debut

Emery is convinced the Gabon global can win the Premier League's Golden Boot this season.

So, Arsenal fans were technically wrong, but the fact they've won 46 trophies in total and Wenger only has 12 less major honours than City by himself speaks volumes. 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. It did however drag the mind round to Arsenal's real task: improving the quality of. I'm not sure Danny Welbeck at left-back was quite the change they expected when Emery was announced as their new manager but hey, needs must.

This was Arsenal's first Premier League game since 1996 not being led by Arsene Wenger, who left the north London club in May. His impressive technique with the ball at his feet brought Petr Cech to shame. "We want to give him confidence", stated Emery during his pre-match press conference. Subs: De Bruyne 5, Jesus 6, Sane N/A. He was a bit steadier against City, and one of the few members of the defence who looked comfortable with the short-passing approach. "We also need time, but now I am happy because I think the players are improving". "We are a strong team, after that we will see".

The midfielder started at left-back with Sead Kolasinac injured and Nacho Monreal returning from a knee problem, and he was replaced by right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, who made his Arsenal debut.

Aaron Ramsey looks like a definite starter as part of the midfield two, and the Arsenal boss will make a late decision on his partner.

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FW Mesut Ozil, 6 - After the fallout from the World Cup, Ozil would have had every motivation to make a positive impact upon this game. Going forward, things were made particularly hard for him by the absence of a natural left-back to lend him support.

Whereas other sides are struggling to find 11 fit players because of injuries and World Cup hangovers, Arsenal seem in decent shape for the new campaign. Well, in Hazard's absence from the Chelsea starting line up at Huddersfield on Saturday, summer signing Jorginho got the chance to prove he also has nerves of steel.

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

Walker and Mendy are two of the most attack-minded full-backs in English football, with Walker, in particular, devastating down City's right at the Emirates.

This was highlighted by the introduction of Alexandre Lacazette for an injured Ramsey early in the second half.

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