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Pep Guardiola responsible for Arsenal? Two stars would be in a shock – Keown | Football | Sport

Pep Guardiola responsible for Arsenal? Two stars would be in a shock – Keown | Football | Sport

Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Manchester City in the first Unai Emery Premier League game in charge on Sunday. While debutant Matteo Guendouzi has impressed, other players have struggled to impact the game in view of the worst possible start. Emery opted for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead the front row, while Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Henrikh Mkhitaryan formed a midfield three behind him. However, Keown believes that Ozil and Mkhitaryan have not given enough to the team and have not helped out with their defensive duties. And the former defender suggests if Guardiola were at the helm of Emirates the pair would be played in roles similar to those that Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva occupy in City. "Sokratis [Papastathopoulos] He maintained his position well but I did not see anything spectacular that suggested it was much better than Calum Chambers – who was hired by Fulham on loan – or Rob Holding, "Keown told the Daily Mail." He made a clever phallus on the edge of the box when he knew he was going to be beaten but exposed his lack of mobility. "But where the city won the game was at the hips." There is no way a fullback can face Benjamin Mendy and Raheem Sterling flying down the wing if they do not return with them. "Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn would have become ballistic if they had such limited protection." Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles had to be more demanding than Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil to go back and help defend but those creative players were used in the right position? "Feel that if Pep Guardiola were in charge of Arsenal, Mkhitaryan and Ozil they would play Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva on both sides of a senior midfi company in a three." E & # 39 It was interesting to see that when Stephan Lichtsteiner came in, he started fighting for the cause and entering a few rows. He was not willing to accept what was happening and was more demanding than the players in front of him. "I want to see more of this from younger players like Bellerin." Emery will need his players at their best once again this weekend when they go to Chelsea on Saturday (5.30pm).