5 things we learned from the Premier League weekend

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However, Emery said his players grew into the game and had chances after the break to equalise.

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Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham were all taught about the harsh reality of the Premier League on Saturday as all three promoted sides failed to win their opening match.

Manchester City will look to start its title defense on the right foot after putting up one of the finest seasons in Premier League history past year as it put up an astounding 100 points by winning 32 of 38 matches.

Matteo Guendouzi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos make their Premier League debuts in Unai Emery's Arsenal bow, with Riyad Mahrez put straight into the Manchester City team by Pep Guardiola. "At times it has cost them with the ball going wide, but that's the reason why Emery wanted so many players in the centre".

"I said to him when he arrived with us after the holidays, I want the best performance in his career from this player - and to work for that", Emery said of the former Manchester United man. We spoke at half-time about taking more responsibility for the second half, to do a little more.

The German should be flanked by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the left and Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the right.

Given that description, it sounds like Wenger is more laissez-faire (he is French after all) and hands off in certain facets of the game, while Emery is more hands-on in specialization, even to the micro level. He'd liked to have scored a goal and he tried to, but I'm sure in the European qualifiers he will score goals for his country.

"But he knows and his agent knows we like him and want him a lot". And the team for 90 minutes, they ran, they tried, they pushed, but I think we need to improve [everything], collectively and also individually.

"Petr Cech had a very good preseason and today he played well also".

Fellow summer signings Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira and Stephan Lichtsteiner are all on the bench.

Somewhat criticised of Wenger in his latter stages of the Arsenal tenure is the lack of tactical preparation he gave to his team ahead of a big fixture against their rivals.

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