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Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola Gives Tactical Masterclass Ahead Of Arsenal Game

Kristopher Love | 12 August, 2018, 15:28

Unlike Arsenal, Guardiola's team are a force all over the pitch.

He admitted: "Even sometimes after being flawless, the others can be better".

Arsenal manager Unai Emery with his players during the International Champions Cup.

"Pep Guardiola has backed Unai Emery to make an instant impact at Arsenal and turn the club back into Premier League title contenders". We were the best last season, definitely, there is no doubt about it.

Emery has got his work cut out, with most critics claiming Wenger hung on too long.

Despite that, City are firm favourites to retain their title.

The former Dortmund duo of Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan represent exciting attacking options for Arsenal.

Gunners defender Hector Bellerin has been speaking about what the new boss could bring, telling "We've seen he wants us to be a team that, first of all, don't concede goals".

As his spell in La Liga proved, Emery is not only exceptional in developing young, unpolished talents to produce sublime performances, but he also has the uncanny ability of procuring results in unfavourable situations, especially in matches where his team is deemed as "the underdog".

"Of course we accept the challenge to win back-to-back, but what we have to do is to be ourselves".

The Spaniard starred for Pep Guardiola's side as they completely dominated the Premier League last season.

Silva was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, highlighting just how impressive he was throughout the season.

"I'm not sure because I am going to decide tomorrow [Saturday] on the first 11, but Ainsley is the player who started the last match against Lazio".

"That's the basic principle".

However, this could be a good time to play them.

The 32-year-old has been a vital player for Manchester City ever since his arrival from Valencia in 2010. Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan are expected to complete the midfield trifecta ahead of Fernandinho with Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez on either flank.

Sergio Aguero will continue to play in the striker position. His distribution skills, calmness, and composure while playing out from the back, the ability to organize the defence will be essential to the way Manchester City will play at Emirates against Arsenal. This season we don't know.

"So one thing he's been working on unsurprisingly is making the team a bit more solid and better organised in that area".

While Emery looked at home in his new surroundings as he gave instructions to Welbeck and Mesut Ozil.