- Unai Emery has explained that his players did not perform well against Manchester City
- The Gunners were beaten 2-0 at the Emirates stadium on Sunday, August 12
- Englishman Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva scored the two goals for the Citizens
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has stated clearly that his wards did not play well against Premier League champions Manchester City in their first 2018/19 EPL encounter.
The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by the Citizens at the Emirates stadium with Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva scoring the two goals that condemned Arsenal to a defeat in front of their fans.
Unai Emery who replaced Frenchman Arsene Wenger explained that his players played the way they wanted only in the second half against Manchester City.
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”The result was 2-0, but I think on the pitch over the 90 minutes we were getting better.
"The first half we didn't play like we wanted. We spoke at half-time about taking more responsibility for the second half to do a little more.
“We wanted to build with the ball and break their lines. I think in the second half we played more like we want,'' Unai Emery explained according to Daily Star UK.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Premier League champions Manchester City began their 2018/19 campaign with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates in a Super Sunday match.
Englishman Raheem Sterling scored the first goal in the 14th minute after receiving an excellent pass from Benjamin Mendy before Bernardo Silva netted the winner in the 64th minute as he also gained from an assist by Mendy.
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