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ARSENAL midfielder Aaron Ramsey has issued a rallying cry to his team-mates following their opening day loss to Manchester City.
The Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat to the reigning Premier League champions yesterday afternoon in Unai Emery’s first competitive game in charge of the club.
Goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva condemned the north Londoners to their third opening-day defeat in the last four seasons.
The north Londoners’ next league fixture sees them take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where they suffered a 3-1 loss to the Blues last season.
And Ramsey has issued a message to his team-mates and Arsenal fans ahead of their game with Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Alongside pictures of himself and Emery on Twitter and Instagram, the Wales international wrote: “The beginning of a new era.
“Great support yesterday, work to be done before Chelsea on Saturday.”
Emery was full of praise for Pep Guardiola’s side after the final whistle, saying: “The first half, we conceded more space on the pitch for Manchester City to progress.
“They deal very well with these situations and because they know that, they have confidence in their performance.
“In the second half, we took more risks with our pressing, took more risks with the ball to break their lines and go forward quickly.
“We wanted to create a goal so that we could get back into the game. I want to continue the process to build our team.
“I think we finished with the spirit I want and the team, for 90 minutes, they ran, they tried and they pushed.