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The uncomfortable Petr Cech of Arsenal gains 5/10 while Gunners fight against Man City

The uncomfortable Petr Cech of Arsenal gains 5/10 while Gunners fight against Man City

Unai Emery's era at Arsenal began with a defeat as the Manchester City champions reaffirmed their credentials in a 2-0 win. Raheem Sterling gave the city the advantage at first that they dominated. Arsenal improved after the break, but not enough to stop Bernardo Silva who put the seal on the win. PositivesChoose what happened on the field, this was a great day for Arsenal. It was the dawn of a new era and it was encouraging to see the stadium packed full. In this precise episode of last season, there were entire areas in the stands that seemed empty. Perhaps the other big positive is that there were clear signs of a plan behind the Arsenal comedy. This was not football in free form that often dissolved them under Arsene Wenger. Emery will need time, but there is evidence of his organizational series coming into play. Nativi The gap between the city and Arsenal was evident. On these tests, Emery also has a lot of work to do to ensure the Gunners have a solid enough defense to challenge seriously for the first four. An injury to Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a blow, especially with Sead Kolasinac already out of team. Emery mentioned the fact that Danny Welbeck has entered the left-back in training, but surely no one wants to see it happen. Evaluation of the manager out of 106 – Few Arsenal fans expected that Emery will win her first match, but the scale of the task at hand is now clear. Although it is obvious that he wants Arsenal to play the ball from the back, one wonders if a more direct approach could have allowed them to get around the midfield of the City.Player rating (1-10; 10 = better. introduced after 70 minutes do not get ratings) GK Petr Cech, 5 – It would seem that, at least for now, Cech has rejected the challenge of the youngest and most expensive Bernd Leno to remain the first choice. However, based on this performance, it is all but safe to keep the gloves on. He seemed uncomfortable with the ball at his feet and seemed to suffer from lack of confidence after he granted the opening. FA Hector Bellerin, 6 – Satisfied even though he would have escaped a 90 minute examination of Leroy Sane, Bellerin was still given a difficult afternoon from the dangerous pound. Despite this, he regularly launched to offer an offensive outlet, and actually made the best attempt from Arsenal in the first half. DK Shkodran Mustafi, 6 – Arsenal has shown considerable confidence with the German, retaining it as part of the rearguard despite a disastrous 2017-18 season. He was a little more determined against the City, and one of the few defense members who seemed comfortable with the short-term approach.DF Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 6 – A debut if not captivating for the Greek national team , which was booked for a cynical phallus that suggested it could still prove to be the absurd center-half type Arsenal needs. The Cech watches during the defeat in the Premier League of Arsenal against Manchester City. EPA / ANDY RAINDF Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 6 – With Kolasinac injured and Nacho Monreal not yet ready, the Englishman has been called to play the full-back. His battle with Kyle Walker was intriguing until the injury did not end his day.MF Matteo Guendouzi, 5 – It was a big call from Emery to select the young, who last season was playing in the second row of French football. Although he started brilliantly with an excellent cross-field ball, this seemed like a too big test too early. Granit Xhaka, 5 years – Guendouzi could have expected considerable support from the more experienced Xhaka, but the Swiss was no more effective in the midfield battle. Perhaps we will see more from him when Lucas Torreira is installed as his usual partner. Aaron Ramsey, 6 years – It was a big boost for Arsenal to see the Welshman's fit, and he was the man in charge of driving the new Arsenal press system . Although his work rate was excellent as always, he never entered the game from an offensive point of view. FW Mesut Ozil, 6 – After the World Cup fallout, Ozil would have had every motivation to make a positive impact on this game. Unfortunately, this was another of his quieter afternoons. It remains to be seen how it will respond to the style of play of Emery.FW Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 6 – Like Ramsey, Mkhitaryan has spent most of the game hunting for shadows. Going forward, things have been made particularly difficult for him by the absence of a natural left-back to lend him support. FW Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 6 years old – In Aubameyang, Arsenal has the type of attacker that can be a peripheral figure without service. He fired a half-turn wide, but generally struggled to get into the game. The former man of Borussia Dortmund appeared apparently more lively playing from the side in the second half.SubstitutesDF Stephan Lichtsteiner, 6 – Replaced Maitland-Niles, showing his versatility by entering the left-back. It should be a useful addition to the team.FW Alexandre Lacazette, 6 – He came up for Ramsey and provided a much needed focal point. Lucas Torreira, NR – Introduced for Xhaka for his debut at Arsenal.
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