But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot.
Sterling was at his direct best tormenting Arsenal in the first half, driving past Hector Bellerin and Matteo Guendouzi before firing through a crowd and past Cech. "We are satisfied for many, many reasons", Guardiola told Sky Sports.
This was Pep Guardiola's 11th meeting with Emery and he remains unbeaten against his fellow Spaniard as Raheem Sterling's 50th Premier League goal got the ball rolling before Bernardo Silva struck in the second half.
Despite their bright start, Arsenal fell behind - Cech failed to cover himself in glory as Sterling opened the scoring a long-range strike that appeared to flash past the unsighted Gunners captain and put City ahead. "I think we need [that] for the next week".
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"He ended up going off injured after 35 minutes against City but, when he was on the pitch, instead of taking the game to Kyle Walker down his flank it seemed like he was content just to do enough to try to contain him". Who knows, they could be City's greatest challenge if they come through the first two fixtures unscathed.
It was clear at the Emirates Stadium that Arsenal's players were trying to stick to Emery's philosophy of pressing high and playing out from the back.
Welbeck has struggled for regular football since joining from Manchester United in 2015, making only 12 starts in the top flight last season. "Hopefully we can convince him to be calm and forget the social media!" Sunday was the first real chance to see how Emery's Arsenal would play and for the most part, Gunners fans should be optimistic.
"We want the competition between the goalkeepers and also every player in the squad", Emery said in a post-match news conference. In this article, we will look at four things we can take away from the game. However, Wanderers will be disappointed it was not more having played against 10 men for the majority of the game.