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Unai Emery points a finger during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Liam Rosenior blasts Unai Emery criticism
Former Fulham defender Liam Rosenior insists that Unai Emery must be given time to implement his own playing style at Arsenal.
Aug 15, 15:12
Matteo Guendouzi in action for Arsenal during a pre-season friendly on July 14, 2018
Ian Wright impressed by Matteo Guendouzi display
Former Arsenal forward Ian Wright hails Matteo Guendouzi for the midfielder's performance against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
Aug 14, 15:25
Unai Emery points a finger during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Sam Allardyce slams Unai Emery for use of tactics against Manchester City
Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce is unsure why Unai Emery sent out his Arsenal side to play Manchester City at their own game in Sunday's meeting.
Aug 13, 19:47
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech claps supporters after his side's Premier League defeat to Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Petr Cech responds to Bayer Leverkusen jibe
Petr Cech hits back at Bayer Leverkusen for a post published on Twitter shortly after Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.
Aug 13, 19:10
Unai Emery points a finger during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Dermot Gallagher: 'Arsenal should have had penalty against Manchester City'
Former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher says that Arsenal should have been awarded a penalty in Sunday's Premier League fixture with Manchester City.
Aug 13, 16:48
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech claps supporters after his side's Premier League defeat to Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Unai Emery defends decision to start Petr Cech
Arsenal manager Unai Emery defends his decision to start Petr Cech ahead of summer signing Bernd Leno for his side's season-opening defeat to champions Manchester City.
Aug 13, 09:53
Unai Emery points a finger during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Unai Emery "happy" with Arsenal performance
Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists that he is "happy" with his side's performance against Manchester City, despite seeing them fall to a 2-0 home defeat.
Aug 12, 22:30
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League clash with Southampton on May 13, 2018
Pep Guardiola: 'Benjamin Mendy has lots to improve on'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola tells full-back Benjamin Mendy to focus on improving on the pitch and not so much on using social media.
Aug 12, 22:20
Pep Guardiola pulls a ridiculous face during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Pep Guardiola: 'Competition for places is key for Manchester City'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola talks up the importance of competition for places after beating Arsenal without many of his star players from last season.
Aug 12, 22:10
Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Pep Guardiola urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola urges Raheem Sterling to commit his long-term future to the club following his goalscoring performance in the 2-0 win over Arsenal.
Aug 12, 20:59
Unai Emery points a finger during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Unai Emery takes positives from Arsenal's second-half display
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.
Aug 12, 19:19
Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Raheem Sterling hails 'winning mentality' of Manchester City players
Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling admits that he "could not wait" to return to action with the Citizens following a three-week break.
Aug 12, 19:08
Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Pep Guardiola: 'Manchester City will get better and better'
Pep Guardiola admits that it is a 'privilege' to manage Manchester City and says that he has no complaints about any aspects of his squad.
Aug 12, 18:56
Mesut Ozil cops a feel during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech: "We lacked invention"
Petr Cech believes that Arsenal could have taken a point from their Premier League meeting with Manchester City had they been more decisive in the final third.
Aug 12, 18:46
The Match
Match Report
Manchester City begin their Premier League title defence with a 2-0 victory over Unai Emery's Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Live Commentary
Relive Manchester City's 2-0 triumph over Arsenal as the champions get their title defence off to a winning start in Unai Emery's first game in charge of the hosts.
Team News
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the Arsenal line in Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.
Preview
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Premier League champions Manchester City's opening-game trip to Arsenal.
Head to Head
Build-up
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 5, 2018
Sergio Aguero's record vs. Arsenal
Ahead of Manchester City's Premier League opener against Arsenal, Sports Mole looks at how Sergio Aguero has fared against the Gunners in the past.
Aug 12, 11:20
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League clash with Brighton on May 9, 2018
Pep Guardiola not thinking about retaining Premier League title
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists that he will take the season game by game rather than setting his sights on retaining the Premier League title.
Aug 11, 21:07
Arsenal manager Unai Emery gives orders from the touchline during a pre-season match in July 2018
Unai Emery: 'Pep Guardiola is a better manager than me'
Unai Emery acknowledges that Pep Guardiola has had a more successful managerial career than him, but is looking forward to facing off against his compatriot this weekend.
Aug 10, 19:39
Unai Emery gives his instructions during the pre-season friendly between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid on July 26, 2018
Unai Emery "excited" for Manchester City test
Arsenal manager Unai Emery says that he is "excited" for the prospect of opening his reign against defending Premier League champions Manchester City.
Aug 10, 15:06
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling in action during a Premier League clash in May 2018
Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne fit to face Arsenal
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirms that World Cup semi-finalists Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne will be available to face Arsenal in the season opener.
Aug 10, 14:23
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in action during his side's Europa League match against CSKA Moscow on April 5, 2018
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in contention for Manchester City fixture?
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is reportedly in contention to face Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday after recovering from a calf injury.
Aug 10, 10:23
Nacho Monreal in action for Arsenal on April 22, 2018
Unai Emery: 'Nacho Monreal, Ainsley Maitland-Niles could start against Manchester City'
Unai Emery believes that Nacho Monreal still has a chance to face Manchester City in Arsenal's Premier League opener but also says Ainsley Maitland-Niles is in contention.
Aug 5, 09:43

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Thursday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
· Andrew Pozzi pursues his dream of an Olympic medal in the men's 110m hurdles final (3.55am)
· Tom Bosworth and Callum Wilkinson are among the British hopes in the men's 20km race walk (8.30am)
· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

BOXING
· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

DIVING
· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

HOCKEY
· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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