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

Tanya Simon
August 12, 2018

Either way, Arsenal vs Man City is set to be an exciting clash on Sunday afternoon and Gooners can't wait to see the start of their new era - as long as it doesn't involve Welbeck at left-back.

They write: "The new Gunners boss will be hoping Aaron Ramsey is fit after suffering a slight calf injury".

Another problem area is the left-back slot.

Guardiola took time to settle too, but he answered his critics last season and his team's performance in the Community Shield suggested that they are raring to go once more.

With Mkhitaryan and Ozil playing balls through to the Gabon worldwide, and Ramsey charging forward from midfield, Aubameyang could hit the sort of numbers that saw him regularly tear apart the Bundesliga. The Welshman just returned to training at the end of the week. Because of that, Ainsley Maitland-Niles will play in a more unfamiliar role having done the same against Lazio.

"Today, Nacho Monreal began to train with the team".

"Danny Welbeck is one of the players who has a multi-position possibility", said Emery.

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So much for Woods being exhausted after all that exertion he has expended this year in returning from three back operations. Asked what Furyk's reaction to all the birdies was, Finau said, "He didn't say anything, but he was just shaking his head".

Guardiola also addressed the Emery challenge at his press conference.

The new manager, the Telegraph said, confirmed that Laurent Koscielny, now out injured, would be his main captain, but that he would be backed up by Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka. But, he has failed to make a good first-impression, largely thanks to his wobbly form in the pre-season.

"It's going to be fascinating how Emery deals with that". Hector Bellerin should complete the backline, with Stephan Lichtsteiner likely to be his backup this season.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany lifted the English Premier League trophy back in May and it now looks like an eternity ago.

He also spoke about how Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp and Maurizio Sarri will all come out to attack his City side this season (No mention of Jose Mourinho), meaning his job will be to make his team more solid defensively as well as improve their attacking play.

Attack: A 4-3-3 means an attacker will need to be sacrificed and it looks like Alexandre Lacazette will be the man to miss out with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the line up front.

It's a fresh start for everyone at the club and what better way to continue the new found positivity surrounding Arsenal than with an opening day win against City.

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