Arsenal lost 2-0 to champions Manchester City in the first Premier League match as the Gunners’ head coach.
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Match: Arsenal v Manchester City
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sun 12 August 16:00
It was always going to be a work in progress for Unai Emery and Arsenal as the Gunners prepared for their first match in charge.
Champions Manchester City were the first opponents of the new era and it instantly looked as if things would be tough.
Arsenal’s attempts to play out from the defence were often thwarted by Pep Guardiola’s men who took the early lead when Raheem Sterling cut inside and his deflected shot got past Petr Cech.
The Gunners came out after halftime in good form and looked a threat, especially after Alexandre Lacazette was brought onto the field.
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However, City pushed back and grabbed a crucial second goal when Bernardo Silva latched onto a cut back before curling one into the top corner.
The Gunners created a couple of opportunities late on but things ended in frustrating fashion despite a number of positives.
Here are the match highlights (will open in a separate tab).