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Summary

  1. Unai Emery's first Premier League match as Gunners boss ends in defeat
  2. Sterling scores with stunning strike from edge of box
  3. Bernardo Silva doubles lead with left-foot strike
  4. Cech also makes excellent saves from Aguero and Mahrez

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By Shamoon Hafez

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  1. Goodbye

    And in a flash, the first round of Premier League fixtures are done already.

    Have a read of the report

    We are back on Tuesday for a bumper night of EFL Cup action.

    Until then.

  2. 'We didn't play like we wanted'

    FT: Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "The result was 2-0 but I think on the pitch over the 90 minutes we were getting better.

    "The first half we didn't play like we wanted. We spoke at half-time about taking more responsibility for the second half, to do a little more. We wanted to build with the ball and break their lines. I think in the second half we played more like we want."

    On 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi: "It's his first match here in the Premier League. He has personality and quality and if he is on the pitch he is improving very quickly.

    On the atmosphere: "We wanted to start here with our supporters. We wanted to show our performance but it is clear against Manchester City we could not give them this win. But I think here we are going to feel very well."

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    Gweedo: The richest team wins. It was Chelsea now it’s Man City. Simple economics wins you the title. Shame but that’s the modern game.

    Dan: Never mind the result, the worrying thing is that Arsenal didn’t even make city work for that victory. The loss was almost going to be inevitable, but the performance and the same defensive frailties shouldn’t be, especially considering the managerial change.

    Mac, a very frustrated Arsenal fan: Absolutely shocking display. Cech distribution is awful and it's a disaster waiting to happen. We have to start Leno next game,

  4. 'I couldn't wait for my holidays to finish'

    FT: Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Manchester City

    Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "I couldn't wait for my holidays to finish. I needed to get back and I'm really happy I could be involved today. I wanted to play and it's great that we got three points.

    "We did the job we needed to do. There were some scary patches but it's a great start to come here and get three points.

    On Riyad Mahrez: "He is a player who will improve pretty much every team he goes to. His quality on the ball is huge and he is a player that wins matches."

    On targets this season: "It's about having a winning mentality that the manager is trying to install in us. We have to keep doing these things. We can't just be happy with the Premier League last season. That's gone now - we need new challenges."

  5. Sterling rates highest

    FT: Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling

    Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling's superb showing earned his top spot in the Player Rater with 7.14.

    See the full rating here.

  6. 'We were better than Arsenal'

    Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Manchester City

    Manchester City's Bernardo Silva, speaking to Sky Sports: "We're very happy to start the Premier League with a win against such a strong team. We wanted to be professional and we did it. We defended very well and we beat them. I think we were better than them tonight."

    Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's the first game of the season and we wanted to start well."

    Asked about his goal celebration, Sterling added: "There's a lot of talking and I just put the celebration in there. It means nothing. I have just got to keep improving and doing well. We've just got to focus on ourselves and we need to get these games out of the way one by one."

  7. 'Deserved more goals'

    FT: Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Manchester City

    More from Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, speaking to Sky Sports:

    "Every season is a major season and this game was complicated but we played at a high level. We created a lot of chances and out performance was good. We keep going.

    "We are satisfied for many, many reasons.

    "At 1-0 we found a goal maybe we didn't deserve but in the first half we deserved to score two or three more."

  8. 'I cannot complain for one minute'

    FT: Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Manchester City

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to BBC Match of the Day:

    Was it a perfect performance? "Yes. We have a lot of players with a lack of condition but we are more than two seasons together and know what to do. We made a good performance in general and day by day we will get better and better.

    "I am privileged to be manager of Manchester City. We try to do our best always. Manchester City have given me a fantastic squad. I cannot complain for one minute."

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    James: Some positives from that Arsenal display. Didn't capitulate like last season.

    Lewis Keeffe: Calm down it's only game 1! Emery will come good. He deserves the chance and it's not his fault he's started on the hardest team in the league versus his bogey manager who he hasn't beaten. Ever. This is no measurement of Arsenal's progress.

    Daniel Cheng: Well we couldn't have expected much from a new manager in his first competitive game in charge against the PL champions who amassed 100 points last season. Roll on Emery's army.

    Taking this one on the chin, Arsenal fans?

  10. Post update

    FT: Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Pep Guardiola remains unbeaten against Unai Emery in 11 games (won seven, drawn four).

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    The special one: This is going to be a very long season yet again

    Hassan Fayyaz: Arsenal starting from where they ended their last season.

    Chris Hickman: Arsenal already making progress under Emery. They only lost 2-0 at home to City this season.

  12. 'Different class'

    FT: Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    City have laid down their marker on the Premier League with this performance. People could dismiss it as same old Arsenal which would be unfair in Unai Emery's first game. You have to say it though, they were outclassed in every department today.

    City could have won by many more had they been more ruthless. Pep Guardiola has been in the City hotseat for two years - this was Emery's first game and it will take a while for him to change things.It was good to see that the mentality of the supporters has changed though. Full stadium, optimism in the stands as there should be.

  13. 'We lacked invention'

    FT: Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Arsenal

    Petr Cech

    Arsenal keeper Petr Cech speaking to BBC Sport: "We feel that we could have got something from the game. In the second half, we forced them to make mistakes and we had some opportunities. Unfortunately, we lacked invention to find the killer pass.

    "When you play against a team of City’s quality and confidence it is always going to be difficult. Inevitably, you can make a few mistakes.

    "It was a shame we couldn’t finish off our counter attacks and overall we’re disappointed with the defeat."

  14. Jenas takes your questions

    Jermaine Jenas

    Jermaine Jenas is hosting a live Q&A on the weekend's Premier League actions on Instagram. Follow @bbcfootball now to get involved in the conversation.

  15. FULL-TIME

    Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    All over, champions City start with all three points, plenty of work to do for Unai Emery and Arsenal.

  16. GREAT SAVE!

    Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Kevin de Bruyne turns and smashes a shot from 30 yards out which is brilliantly tipped over the bar by Petr Cech.

  17. 'Time will tell'

    Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    Let's not judge Arsenal on this performance against the best team in the land. I think they have shown grit, resolve and desire but I have been disappointed with them in the final third.

  18. Post update

    Arsenal 0-2 Man City

    Chance for Arsenal but Alexandre Lacazette blazes over from eight yards out from Henrikh Mkhitaryan's pass.

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    Steve, Brighton fan: Don't worry Arsenal fans. We lost 2-0 at home to Man City on the opening day of the season last year. We still stayed up!

    The Red Devil: The only element of excitement ahead of the title race is whether City can reach 100 points again.

    Bob Moss: Is the City keeper bored? think he wants to be part of the action - that's the only reason I can think off for constantly passing the ball to Arsenal