Guardiola keen to keep Sterling after he helps City outclass Arsenal


"The pre-season is the same opportunity, the same chances for the goalkeepers".

"It's a new way, a new process".

The England forward was outstanding despite having been back in training for less than a week after his exertions in Russian Federation and scored the opening goal as Arsenal, under new management, were swept aside at the Emirates.

"When we are thinking in an attacking moment, I want the goalkeeper thinking for that, he is the first". And the team for 90 minutes, they ran, they tried, they pushed, but I think we need to improve [everything], collectively and also individually.

"We are working. I believe in myself, in these players and in the club", he added.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery on the touchline during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

The France defender is on the long-term injury list after suffering an ankle injury in May but he remains club captain with Petr Cech set to skipper the side tomorrow.

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Arsenal have named their new captain after Per Mertesacker retired from playing football at the end of last season. Then I told the players it will be Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.

"Danny Welbeck is one of the players who has a multi-position possibility", said Emery.

Unai Emery reveals that he asked his players to "take more responsibility" in the second half against Manchester City, but concedes the opposition were too good.

Emery explained his reasoning at his pre-match press conference ahead Sunday's game, saying: 'In my career, I want leaders in the team.

"Maybe there will be more leaders in the team to show this captaincy, not just in the captains' group". Not only the players in the captain's group.

Emery's decision to appoint five captains is all part of his desire to change the way Arsenal work after he succeeded Wenger in the summer.