The Etihad Stadium membership had solely received one in every of their three opening fixtures earlier than this win, with a late begin and worldwide breaks interrupting any type of consistency.
A single aim from Raheem Sterling was sufficient to win a decent sport, with Metropolis defending notably properly within the second half as soon as forward.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities after the match, Guardiola claimed it was a significant win for the group’s mentality as a lot as for the returning faces.
“It was so essential for our heads, this victory, for the issues that we had,” he mentioned.
“Bernardo [Silva] coming again, Aguero performed a very good 60 minutes and an unbelievable effort for everybody.”
Guardiola additionally reserved reward for his goalkeeper, after the Brazilian made a few important one-on-one stops to disclaim Arsenal and protect his clear sheet, giving Metropolis the three factors forward of a busy run of video games.
“Ederson once more; the sport towards Leeds he made unbelievable saves [and] at this time once more.
“It’s the start of the season however after the worldwide break is completed, the switch market is over…we will begin from right here.”
Metropolis now face a run of 5 video games in 13 days throughout league and Champions League competitions.