Champions City are impressive winners at Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey's long-term future remains up in the air

Asked about the goal Bernardo said: "Especially at beginning of second half we knew we had to keep going to try and score the second one to finish the game".

Raheem Sterling gave the visitors the lead inside 15 minutes when he cut inside Hector Bellerin before firing the ball past a near-motionless Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal.

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will be hoping Aaron Ramsey is fit for his first game in charge as Premier League champions Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. They embarrassed us badly a couple of times last season and they themselves will be feeling very confident as they begin the defence of their title.

"I said to him when he [Welbeck] arrived with us after the holidays, I want the best performance in his career from this player - and to work for that", he said. "In the second half, we forced them to make mistakes and we had some opportunities".

Meanwhile, Arsenal are in a new era following the appointment of Unai Emery as well as several new signings this summer.

Whether he partners up with Alexandre Lacazette or plays in front of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the striker will have chances in front of Ederson's goal.

"Today is the first step".

"Petr Cech is one of the best goalkeepers we've ever seen in the Premier League but he struggles with the ball at his feet", noted Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher afterwards. "I think in the second half we played more like we want". I can't back City at odds-on, so I'll go for Draw / Man City in the Half Time / Full Time market at [5.8].

Experienced defender Per Mertesacker served as the Gunners' club captain before his retirement at the end of last season and now fellow centre-back Koscielny will take on the responsibility. Both services require credit card information and subscription fees, but each offers a seven-day free trial, and if the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that weeklong period, fans can watch the Arsenal vs. Manchester City match live stream for free.

The midfielder started at left-back with Sead Kolasinac injured and Nacho Monreal returning from a knee problem, and he was replaced by right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, who made his Arsenal debut.

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