Instead, the tactical fascination was provided by Guardiola's City, who yet again demonstrated their structural flexibility with some curious positional arrangements that dragged Arsenal out of shape. And we count on him.
"The desire to run and run, it was the same as the last season", Guardiola said.
"It was a shame we couldn't finish off our counter attacks and overall we're disappointed with the defeat".
"We arrived after a hard season and I told him I want to help him and would like him to be happy".
"(We will be) helping with his quality and also getting better with his quality and his data in this year.
In the end the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen. "We want to give him confidence", stated Emery during his pre-match press conference.
Manchester City were sensational as they cruised to the title last season, amassing 100 points and smashing seemingly every possible record. "I can not complain for one minute".
While the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva were left out, Sterling came straight into City's side.
Raheem has this special relation with English football, he's so loved in the locker room.
Mendy returned in April and played once for France in the World Cup finals.
"He made some good moves in the World Cup, the way he created spaces for others".
In response to Cech's embarrassing blunder, Bayer's account posted two epic tweets saying: "We might know a guy", and "In case you all were wondering how to play out of the back". The most intriguing player was Mendy, who might prove the most interesting player in the Premier League this season.
Unai Emery might have found an intriguing solution to Arsenal's left-back problem, with Danny Welbeck having impressed there in training.
Two of their potent forward trio picked up where they left off last season, and you're inclined to think they might even be more deadly, given the greater support and solidity behind them.
"The team, for 90 minutes, they ran, they tried, they pushed, but we need to improve all collective and individual aspects".
It marked a contrast to the 23-year-old's performances during England's run at Russian Federation 2018, where a string of intelligent and industrious attacking displays were stained by wayward finishing.