For the first time since 1996, the Gunners were coached in official competition by someone not named Arsene Wenger, but Unai Emery couldn't get one over Pep Guardiola, a coach he has never beaten after 11 attempts.
Arsenal started well, pressing and harrying City, but Guardiola's men absorbed the early pressure and eased their way to ascendancy.
'The manager has not told me I am now first-choice, ' said Cech. As evident by last week's community shield match, Walker at times played as a 3 centre back and Mendy ventured further up the field helping the attack by providing them with an extra option in possession.
Manchester City's goal is simple: win the Premier League and Champions League. So to sign someone of Alisson's calibre will definitely turn out to be a major coup in my opinion, regardless of the price tag, and it could be the difference between you winning a trophy and not winning one this season.
Leno was widely expected to become the club's first-choice goalkeeper when he completed his £22.5m move from Bayer Leverkusen, and yet Emery left him on the bench in favour of Cech. "But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot".
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Asked to identify the aspect that pleased him most in Arsenal's performance, Emery was quick to respond.
"We saw [Sterling] good in the training session and we needed someone in that position and he did it well although he exhausted in the last 20-25 minutes", the City boss added.
Arsenal's forward line struggled to get on the same wavelength with final passes and through balls frequently going astray.
"I try to make a good team spirit in the locker room and win games".
"He has this experience for defending our goal. He is working very well, he played well in pre-season too, but he has to wait for his chance to arrive". They have given me a fantastic squad.
"In the first match it is good to play against Manchester City but it is also maybe a little more hard than our season will be".