It was a serene afternoon on the touchline for Guardiola, just like so much of last season which ended with City setting a series of Premier League records, notably by amassing 100 points.
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 previous year as it put up an astounding 100 points by winning 32 of 38 matches.
Manchester City laid down a marker to their title rivals with a comfortable 2-0 win against Arsenal, prompting manager Pep Guardiola to claim he was "privileged" to manage the Premier League champions.
"We are not going to judge what is going to happen after one game but we try to respond, we try to be ourselves". Of course our average level is high, but I have a feeling still we can improve.
Installed as heavy favourites to finish top again - which would make them the first team to defend the title since Manchester United in 2008-09 - City's ruthless performance was ominous for their rivals.
"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. And we count on him.
We've all seen how nonchalant Hazard can be when scoring from the spot, waiting for the goalkeeper to move and commit himself before casually rolling the ball in the opposite corner. "And the second half is the moment we had chances for doing a better result".
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According to data analysis website FiveThirtyEight, City has a 45-per-cent chance of winning the Premier League again this season. Ayew, who has 11 goals in 49 appearances for Ghana, scored 11 times for Swansea last season as he impressed in a struggling side.
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Huddersfield deliver a corner, it's flicked on to Mounie whose header smacks off the inside of the upright and bounces to safety. This time Rudiger flicks on the delivery to set up Alonso but his acrobatic effort smashes against the woodwork.