Pep Guardiola: I want to kill Benjamin Mendy at times

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There was no way back for Arsenal at that point and the three points went back with Guardiola to Manchester.

Arsenal kicked off their Premier League season with a 2-0 home defeat against reigning champions Manchester City - though that losing margin might well have been greater.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Petr Cech of Arsenal looks dejected after conceding Manchester City's first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on August 12, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

French teenager Guendouzi started the fixture while Torreira, who joined Arsenal from Sampdoria earlier in the summer, came on for the final 20 minutes. Especially in the first game when Arsenal have a new manager.

"In the end the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen", Guardiola said.

"We played a high level considering the lack of physical condition for numerous players who arrived back late after the World Cup", he said. "Today, Manchester City demanded our best performance".

Like ourselves, I think Liverpool have had a very good transfer window, and I would rank them in the top 3 in the PL in terms of their business this summer. I can not complain for one minute'.

"But I have to say that we came to the game with our objectives to grow up as a team, to learn our way, how we want to play and obviously we had the task of doing it against one of the best teams, so it was hard".

"Mendy is Mendy. Sometime you want to kill him and sometimes you say "wow, what a player we have", he said. Emery takes over as the Gunner's manager from Arsene Wenger, who was in charge for over two decades. "I think we need [that] for the next week".

"This 90 minutes [showed] the spirit I want [but] we need to improve".

Petr Cech twice denied Sergio Aguero, first from a free-kick and later when the Argentina striker was clean through, while Riyad Mahrez cut in and bent a trademark left-footed shot just wide.

"We needed more but I am happy with the players, they run and fight", Emery said.

"It's utter rubbish to play like that all the time".

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