No quick fix for Arsenal: Unai Emery era begins with loss to Manchester City

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By: AP | London |
Published: August 12, 2018 11:34:47 pm


Bernardo Silva scored the second for Manchester City. (Reuters Photo)

All that’s changed for Arsenal fans is that they can no longer blame Arsene Wenger. And Unai Emery will be relieved he doesn’t have to come up against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City every week.

City rarely looked troubled by Arsenal as the champions opened their Premier League title defense with a 2-0 victory on Sunday. Raheem Sterling cut through the defense with ease before putting City ahead in the 14th minute, and Bernardo Silva curled in the second in the 64th at the Emirates Stadium.

It was the first time since 1996 that Arsenal has opened a season without Wenger in charge. The “Merci Arsene” banner was the only indication that it has been a summer of transition at the north London…

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