Nothing changed: champion City won 2-0 and gave a bitter welcome to the 'Emery era' at Arsenal

Nothing changed: champion City won 2-0 and gave a bitter welcome to the 'Emery era' at Arsenal

After 22 years, Arsenal had a new coach on his bench. The departure of Arsène Wenger gave way to Unai Emery, who today debuted officially as technician of the 'Gunners' and did it before the worst possible rival, the champion Manchester City, team that ended up embittering the Spanish and his boys after achieving a victory 2-0.The City of Josep Guardiola is already a well-oiled machine and that was possible from the first minute, because at the beginning they took possession of the ball and began to manufacture options to the goal defended by Peter Cech.Al Arsenal It was hard to take the ball from his rival and avoid the pressure exerted by Pep's. Fruit of such harassment, at 14 minutes, Raheem Sterling took a good individual play to get a cross and mid-height shot that took something unsuspecting to Cech to score the 1-0 in favor of the 'Citizens'. Very little could the local team to overcome the superiority of a rival who had as a novelty the presence of Algerian Riyad Mahrez, the new reinforcement of the City, who became famous after his great season with the Leicester City champion a couple of years ago, campaign that earned him To be the best player in the Premier League that season. For the second half, Arsenal showed something more rebellious and tried to be more frontal in their attacks, although this also cause many risks in defense. Fruit of it, in the 61 minutes, Sergio Agüero had the 2-0 in his feet, but lost in the hand to hand against Cech. However, three minutes later, after a great overflow of the French side Benjamin Mendy, the Portuguese Bernardo Silva finished with power to put the second for the City, which fell like a bucket of cold water to Emery. The play made by the two ex-teammates of AS Monaco turned out to be a punishment that was too strong for an Arsenal that lost the soul with which they had started the second half. The rest of the game was a mere formality and, to be honest, always saw the possibility of a 3-0 rather than a possible discount for the 'Gunners', a team that will have to improve a lot if they really want to fight to win the Premier League again, a title they can not get from season 2003-04.In photos: The clubs that won on the first day and conquered the Premier LeagueCharging gallery

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