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"I think we were better than them today", Bernardo Silva told Sky Sports.

However, neither of those players started against Man City, and with the score at 2-0, the travelling support had a message for their team's opposition.

While others bemoaned their lack of signings and questioned their club hierarchy's pre-season preparations, most notably Guardiola's nemesis in the red half of Manchester Jose Mourinho, the Catalan had nothing but praise for his squad and his employers, saying: "I can not complain for one minute".

Manchester City will look to start its title defense on the right foot after putting up one of the finest seasons in Premier League history a year ago as it put up an astounding 100 points by winning 32 of 38 matches.

"I want the players and supporters to feel that together, and also enjoy each match, each moment in our stadium, and in this way the team transmits to the supporters the passion".

"We finished with the spirit I want".

"We saw him do well in the training session".

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. Will likely be relegated to the bench as De Bruyne and David Silva regain their places in the starting eleven in the coming games. The pair missed last week's Community Shield after taking delayed summer breaks following the World Cup.

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He said: "Mendy is Mendy".

"He has a lot of things to improve. Hopefully we can convince him to be calm and forget a bit the social media and focus on what he has to do".

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.

Those that know him say Emery watches 12 hours of video for each game, and you can expect the Arsenal players to watch a good few hours too preparing for this match.

"We have to continue working tactically and defensively, and also making shorter the difference between Manchester City and us".

It was a game that showed Arsenal are very much a work in progress under Emery, who took over from Arsene Wenger this summer, but Emery was confident they are heading in the right direction.

"The team, for 90 minutes, they ran, they tried, they pushed, but we need to improve all collective and individual aspects".

Ainsley Maitland-Niles also starts at left-back in the absence of Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac, despite reports that Danny Welbeck could play there.