Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Analysis ; What We Learned

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Analysis ; What We Learned

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DEFENSIVE PROBLEMS THE back four looked all over the place at times and were fortunate Arsenal spurned all the opportunities they were offered.

But the amount of interest City have shown in other goalkeepers this summer has undermined the England player's security, while his performance at the Euros hardly helped.

his more experienced players are going to be trusted for the time being. Having talked up Tosin Adarabioyo and taken Jason Denayer to Sweden, the coach opted for neither in his starting XI as Aleks Kolarov and Fernando filled the gaps.

ANALYSIS It was a similar story in Gothenburg as what looked like a curious decision to start Willy Caballero was followed by Hart coming on and almost immediately conceding a goal.

WHAT WE Eliaquim Mangala has been left at home, John Stones is twiddling his thumbs at Everton, Aymeric Laporte is happy at Athletic, Vincent Kompany remains injured and Nicolas Otamendi has picked up a knock.

LEARNED Hart should be in goal against Sunderland, but his long- term future looks less certain. …

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