Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates with teammate Raheem Sterling, right, after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Emirates stadium in London, England, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Mesut Ozil enjoyed a largely uncharacteristic game in the final third while City's counterpressing did enough to stifle Arsenal and force them into quicker, unstable progressions. But will all play a part in their opening game against City?
"The desire to run and run, it was the same as the last season, " Guardiola said.
Emery was unable to shed any light on the injury to Ainsley Maitland-Niles and hopes Nacho Monreal can return to training to give him an option at left-back.
Having brought in Riyad Mahrez for a hefty fee, Guardiola was also questioned on how he would fit all of his star players into the same team.
The striker scored ten goals in thirteen appearances after he joined Arsenal on the last day of the January transfer window and Unai Emery has tipped the 29-year-old to be a contender for the Premier League Golden Boot this year.
Much is expected of Wolves after they took the Championship by storm last season, winning the title in style, and they began with a point in a 2-2 home draw with Everton.
Arsenal's Pierre-emerick Aubameyang will be eager to make his mark against Manchester City. As you would expect, the champions took the game to their hosts but Arsenal stood up to the onslaught. His clinical nayure and proper positioning will make him a threat for City, and he indeed is the one player to watch out for when the two sides meet.
This is a prediction based on recent Premier League form for both sides as well as their current head-to-head record.
And, despite just a week of sessions on the practice pitch, City picked up where they left off last term with a confident display that easily put Arsenal to the sword.
"We need to continue working".
Pep Guardiola has told Raheem Sterling he wants to keep the England winger at Manchester City as his contract saga drags on.