Premier League 2018-19: Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

Annette Crawford
August 10, 2018

Vida would set back the Gunners a potential 20 million euros - a small price to pay to sure up the shaky and inconsistent defence that has plagued the Gunners in recent seasons.

"I met the Kroenke family in Atlanta and he gave us his commitment in this project with Arsenal", he said.

The 46-year-old Spaniard, who has brought in five fresh faces in the close season since replacing French legend Arsene Wenger, beleives City will have the upper hand as they have a consistent style due to manager Pep Guardiola being with them for two years and he is still bedding himself in at the Gunners. To say it here is easier than doing it on the pitch. "I am looking every day and the players are smiling in training with a big collective spirit". Together I think we can improve, to win in our way.

Arsenal have received six red cards in Premier League opening weekend fixtures, more than any other side. "Above all it is important that we have confidence in ourselves so that we produce the best match for ourselves".


"The same when we are thinking defensively, I want our strikers to be thinking: 'We need to protect the goalkeepers.' I want those two moments to feel the same for all players". He makes it hard for teams to play against them and will play 4-2-3-1.

The summer transfer window slammed shut on Thursday night for Premier League clubs, but teams from overseas are still able to complete the acquisitions of players from English sides should they choose to sell.

"He is going to be a very similar manager to a manager I had in Rafa Benitez, going from a team that wasn't one of the giants in Spain but was still competing and winning trophies". Ederson Moraes is likely to reclaim his place in goal while Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva are back in contention having been rested in pre-season.

"I want to do it one way with this personality, enjoying with our supporters". Now, it comes down to results.

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