Emery names Koscielny as Arsenal captain

Emery names Koscielny as Arsenal captain

Another problem area for Emery is the left-back position, with first choice star Sead Kolasinac definitely out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal only joining full training two days back after returning from World Cup duties with a knock.

The Gunners have bolstered their significantly in the off-season with the arrival Matteo Guendouzi, Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira.

Watch Arsenal v Manchester City and more Premier League football this season with Sky Sports. Mesut Ozil and David Silva will be the two playmakers on the pitch and both know if they can get the balls quickly to the forward areas, it opens up opportunities for the strikers. Raheem Sterling cut through the defence easily before putting City ahead in the 14th minute, and Bernardo Silva curled in the second in the 64th at the Emirates Stadium.

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It's a fresh start for everyone at the club and what better way to continue the new found positivity surrounding Arsenal than with an opening day win against City.

This was a reminder that last season, in points terms, Arsenal finished closer to bottom than top, and that's Emery's job in transforming Arsenal's tactical and technical approach is very much a long-term project. John Stones and Kyle Walker lines-up in defence along with Benjamin Mendy.

Bernardo Silva, who impressed during pre-season in midfield is another option for City to replace Silva.

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It also tied the 36-hole record for all majors, matching Jordan Spieth at the 2015 Masters, Martin Kaymer at the 2014 U.S. Fox started on the back nine at Bellerive Country Club in Missouri, shooting even par through his first nine holes.

The champions also showed signs they are motivated to successfully defend their league crown with that comprehensive 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Koscielny, now out with an ankle injury, captained the side in place of Per Mertesacker last season.

Pep Guardiola's team are fancied once more, and who'd put it past them to be lifting the title again in May.

Arsenal's Pierre-emerick Aubameyang will be eager to make his mark against Manchester City.

He faces a Guardiola who is now fully into the swing of things at Manchester City and had an unparalleled domestic campaign a year ago where City racked up 100 points.

A summer of transition had taken centre stage at Emirates Stadium this summer with Arsene Wenger leaving after 22 years at the helm.

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