Arsenal without four senior players for Premier League opener against Man City
Arsenal without four senior players for Premier League opener against Man City
Unai Emery signings not good enough says Sky Sports pundit
12 August, 2018, 13:24
The most notable absentee in the league's elite list of managers this year will be Arsenal's long-serving manager Arsene Wenger who was replaced by former PSG boss Unai Emery.
City beat Arsenal on all three occasions they faced each other last season.
Another problem area is the left-back slot. With Sead Kolasinac's knee injury keeping him out of action for the next two months, Nacho Monreal is the natural replacement for the Bosnian. They won just once on the road in the league after the turn of the year and they were knocked out of the Europa League in the semi-finals.
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. As a result, Ainsley Maitland-Niles could deputise for the time being, and Emery confirmed he is looking at the young, versatile player as an option. "We will have bad moments and we will have to work to overcome them because in the end the players react to what the club is, what the manager and the staff are and, of course, they know we work for them". No way. I don't want to forget.
Phil misses cut, fails to qualify for Ryder Cup
Those standings will finalize the eight automatic selections following the conclusion of the PGA on Sunday night. Still, Furyk said, "it was nice to get a chance to see both guys play". "He showed a lot of poise".
City set a host of records - including most points, most wins, most goals and biggest winning margin - as they powered to the Premier League title last term.
He has returned to training this week but it's unclear as to whether he'll start the match or be among the substitutes.
Arsenal vs Man City: When is it? But, he has failed to make a good first-impression, largely thanks to his wobbly form in the pre-season.
With both clubs having different aspirations and targets this season, let's have a look at a combined XI.
Bernd Leno is expected to be preferred in goal to Petr Cech, with Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis the centre-back pairing. Hector Bellerin should complete the backline, with Stephan Lichtsteiner likely to be his backup this season.
Aaron Ramsey is an injury doubt but could start, and against such a creative opposition Emery may push Granit Xhaka into a slightly more advanced role to the left of a 4-3-3. Thus, he is definitely a huge threat for the Manchester City defence, likely to be led by English global John Stones.
With the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at his disposal, his side should always pose a significant threat to opposing defences.
The Argentine worldwide is expected to be given the nod ahead of Gabriel Jesus but it will be interesting to see how the quick-footed striker manages to evade the robust Sokratis in the Arsenal backline.
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Sarri has quite a task on his hands getting this Chelsea squad up to speed and there were concerns heading into the match. Sarri has signed Napoli midfielder Jorginho in a £57m deal and England veteran Rob Green in the summer transfer window.
So there's no feeding putts. "You've got to decide what you want to do with it before you get out there, and it was a lot of fun. Open champion Brooks Koepka , who had a 20-foot birdie putt he wanted to make for no other reason than he likes to make birdies.
Maria Sharapova also beat the odds in emphatic style with a 6-0 6-2 win over number 12 seed Daria Kasatkina. But Konta could not continue her momentum as she squared up against number five seed Svitolina in Montreal.
An increased cardiovascular risk was only observed in communities where the average intake was greater than 5 g/day. The study was focused on 94,000 individuals between the ages of 35 and 70 who were from 18 different countries.
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NASA’s Parker spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet
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Barty, Schuurs power into Montreal doubles final
Making the finals here is incredible. "I just went all the way also on her forehand, short, cross, long, everything". The Ukrainian even got a service break to close the gap to 5-3, but Stephens broke right back to take the set.
South Western Railway strike suspended
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Trump doubles tariffs on Turkish metals
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Wolves break Premier League record
Despite being down to ten men, the Blues came out of the half-time the better of the two sides and regained their lead. Jagielka took a big risk in his attempt to stop Jota bursting through on goal and ultimately it cost his team dearly.
Sterling slide no longer a boost for Britain's FTSE 100
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Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas reaches Toronto final
Under a blazing afternoon sun, Tsitsipas and Anderson relied on their service games in the opening set on the showcase hardcourt. Play wraps up Sunday at the $5.94-million United States tournament on the York University campus.
US Marine missing in Sulu Sea
Additional Navy P-8 aircraft and Philippine Coast Guard vessels have expanded the search to about 3,000 square nautical miles. The Philippine government facilitated diplomatic clearance for USA assets involved in the search and rescue operation.
Changes coming to college basketball
Now college basketball players can work with an NCAA-certified agent while testing the waters of declaring for the NBA draft. They are willing parties in this, Gavitt said. "We're not in a position to try to say who gets an agent and who does not'".
Trump thanks Kanye for telling the 'truth' on 'Jimmy Kimmel'
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Mexico says working hard with US on new NAFTA auto rules
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Halep, Stephens into Montreal final
The 15th-seeded Barty won 80% of her first serve points and broke Bertens four times as she cruised to victory. Open title defense, beat fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. "I was very sore when I woke up", said Halep.