Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Emery in spotlight as Arsenal begin life without Wenger

Man City GETTY Man City stormed to the title last season with 100 points
Charles Bowen | 12 August, 2018, 20:57

Riyad Mahrez, the £60 million (Dh281m) summer recruit from Leicester City, was handed a first Premier League start on the right of a front three for the champions in place of Leroy Sane, a stalwart of last season's title-winning campaign who also began last season out of the starting XI.

The new manager, the Telegraph said, confirmed that Laurent Koscielny, now out injured, would be his main captain, but that he would be backed up by Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka. You will look at games and say "That's the manager, he has set up a certain way". But, he might not enjoy a positive start to his Premier League career as he will face the best midfielder in the league in Kevin de Bruyne. EPL 2018-19: Jan Vertonghen's Header During Newcastle vs Tottenham Crossed the Line by Just 9mm.

It's a tough choice to choose between 22 quality players from both sides combined. After sending Calum Chambers on loan to Fulham a few days ago, Emery seems to be going with the idea of fielding Sokratis and Mustafi as his preferred choice of central defensive pairing.

Other absentees include Laurent Koscielny who is still nursing a long-term Achilles injury whilst Danny Welbeck is unlikely to be in the squad due to a lack of match fitness. Benjamin Mendy, a World Cup victor with France will look to keep injuries away as he looks to get a string of games under his belt.

Sead Kolasinac suffered a knee ligament injury against Chelsea in pre-season, while Nacho Monreal only returned to full training this week.

Arsenal had been stuck in a downward spiral for years and with Wenger unable to reverse the decline, owner Stan Kroenke finally dispensed with the most successful manager in his club's history despite the Frenchman's desire to stay.

More news: Gary Neville tells Premier League challengers to 'leave one on Manchester City'

Tactically, it would be more of the same for Manchester City - their fluid transitions and quick executions of intricate passing moves are likely to get more precise. Playmaker David Silva could also feature after sitting out at Wembley and goalkeeper Ederson will return.

Arsenal have named their new captain after Per Mertesacker retired from playing football at the end of last season.

It's a new dawn at Arsenal!

It took 206 matches and 143 goals, but Sergio Aguero was finally included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for the very first time courtesy of his performances in 2017-18.

Arsenal vs Manchester City, Premier League match will be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD.

Recommended

Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic to reach Rogers Cup quarterfinals Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets Djokovic to reach Rogers Cup quarterfinals And thereby hangs a tale. "It's like I'm not even thinking about my birthday, So it's kind of amusing ", Auger-Aliassime said. He almost swept the European clay-court swing, winning his 11th Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Roland Garros titles.

Trump praises Kanye West after Kimmel appearance Trump praises Kanye West after Kimmel appearance When you have thoughts like that you have to be careful and talk to people". I love him, he still did a bad thing but I still love him. " ...

Pokemon: Let's Go Trailer Shows Off Mega Evolutions And Team Rocket Pokemon: Let's Go Trailer Shows Off Mega Evolutions And Team Rocket Several Water-type Pokemon are shown following the trainer while citizens go about their normal routines in the Kanto Region. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Evee is shaping up to be a classic experience with many new twists mixed in.

Four security members, at least three militants, killed in Jordan shoot out Four security members, at least three militants, killed in Jordan shoot out Prime Minister Omar Al-Razzaz vowed that Jordan would "not be complacent in the hunt for terrorists". Ghuneimat initially said one officer was killed, but later updated the death toll to four.

'Magical' Cazorla's transfer unveiling is the best thing in football now 'Magical' Cazorla's transfer unveiling is the best thing in football now A glass box on a platform was filled with smoke as a magician presided over proceedings at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Thursday. Cazorla hung around after the stepping out of the glass cylinder to wave at the crowd and sign autographs.

Former Brazilian superstar footballer Ronaldo in intensive care Former Brazilian superstar footballer Ronaldo in intensive care He represented his country in three World Cups, including the 2002 edition, when Brazil won its fifth tournament title. According to the Diario de Ibiza , he has now been admitted to the ICU of the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Polyclinic .

Charlottesville on edge on anniversary of deadly white-nationalist rallies Charlottesville on edge on anniversary of deadly white-nationalist rallies Two Virginia state troopers who were monitoring the rally were later killed in the line of duty when their helicopter crashed. Jason Kessler, one of the organizers of last year's rally is planning another "white civil rights" rally on Sunday.

Former marketer alleges unequal pay, discrimination in Nike class-action lawsuit Former marketer alleges unequal pay, discrimination in Nike class-action lawsuit Complaints first surfaced at Nike in March when a group of women presented CEO Mark Parker with a survey on gender discrimination. The lawsuit includes allegations of sexual harassment and mistreatment as revenge for rejected advances.

Leicester to debut possession game at United, says Schmeichel Leicester to debut possession game at United, says Schmeichel However, the greatest buzz around a transfer was the potential deal for Leicester City and England centre back Harry Maguire . The 21-year-old has signed a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium, subject to the deal being given global clearance.

PGA Championship: Tiger Woods in contention as Brooks Koepka leads PGA Championship: Tiger Woods in contention as Brooks Koepka leads Wallace moved up the leaderboard thanks to a hole in one on the par-three 16th, describing it as the "best shot of my life". The US Open champion, who had led by five shots, carded a four-under 66 to stay ahead of Australia's Adam Scott .

India's High Commissioner planning to Call Imran Khan this Friday! India's High Commissioner planning to Call Imran Khan this Friday! This was confirmed by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ( PTI ) Central Additional Information Faisal Javed Khan on Friday. Imran Khan and Hoover had exchanged views on Pak-US relations and matters of mutual interest.

Turkey turmoil rattles Wall Street, banks take a knock Turkey turmoil rattles Wall Street, banks take a knock Shares of trade-sensitive companies also declined, including Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar, which were all down at least 1.4 percent. Investors fled to safe-haven assets, with the dollar rising to a 13-month high and US bond yields slipping to a three-week low.

Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP down against USD - pairing at $1.284 Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP down against USD - pairing at $1.284 Tomorrow the Office for National Statistics (ONS) will publish the latest growth figures for the United Kingdom economy. By Joshua Gibson Sterling catches some lift in Asia as the US Dollar takes a step back, but downside pressure remains.

Indonesian president Joko Widodo to register candidacy for 2019 election Indonesian president Joko Widodo to register candidacy for 2019 election Because he is a wise religious figure, "Widodo said last night". "I think we complete each other, nationalistic and religious". Amin had been a presidential adviser and had served in local and national legislatures in the past.

Kanye West Says He'd 'Smash' All Four Of Kim Kardashian's Sisters Kanye West Says He'd 'Smash' All Four Of Kim Kardashian's Sisters And frankly, it's a welcome relief from the controversy stirred up from West's interview with Jimmy Kimmel earlier this week. Kimmel responded: "Not every question warrants an immediate answer". 'Let me clarify the click bait.