Arsenal New Season opener at the emirates stadium saw Unai Emery begin his coaching career with the Gunners in a woeful mess. Arsenal was quick to conceive goal as R Sterling responded to his 4th minute yellow card with a stunning goal against the Gunners at the 14th minute of the game. Benardo Silva who has so much impressed in the last few weeks increased the tally for Man City exactly 4 minutes after the hour play.
UNAI EMERY BEGINS ARSENAL NEW SEASON IN WOE – MAN CITY CRUSH GUNNERS
The highly anticipated cracker between Arsenal and Manchester City has come and gone which saw the City stars triumph over the newly signed manager, Unai Emery’s side who was expected to show his prowess over the defending champion, Pep Guardiola.
Arsenal new season began in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Peter Cech in between the goal line. Bellerin, Mustafi, Papsta and Mitlan were the men on the defensive line. Guendouzi and Xhaka played in deep midfield while Ozil, Ramsey and Mkhitaryan were there to push the ball forward always. Aubameyang was the sole striker for the Gunners even as he remained almost dormant till the end of the match.
Manchester City in the same manner started also a default 4-2-3-1 formation with Moraes in between the goal post. Mendy, Laporte, Stones and Walker were the defensive bedrock for the Blues. Fernandinho and Gundogan were the default deep midfielders while Sterling, B. Silva and Mahrez played in the deep front leaving only Aguero to finish up any opportunity though it never came to him.
Unlike Arsenal, the possession was in favour of Manchester City as they had 59% possession against the Gunners who had only but 41%.
The show began at the Emirate stadium in a sluggish play style which saw Rayheem Sterling receive an early warning though he responded to that in the 14th minute with a goal and Bernado Silva later doubled the lead.
Other stats for the game include:
Fowls: Arsenal 11 : 14 Man city, Yellow Card: Arsenal 2 : 2 Man city, Shots on target: Arsenal 3 : 8 Man city, Offsides: Arsenal 11 : 14 Man city, Corners: Arsenal 2 : 9 Man city, Passes: Arsenal 399 : 553 Man city.
In conclusion, Unai began Arsenal new season in total qualms as the Blues showed total dominance over the Gunners.