Mendy returned in April and played once for France in the World Cup finals.
"Right winger, left winger, striker, and also yesterday he worked with us at left-back - his performance was good".
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 past year as it put up an astounding 100 points by winning 32 of 38 matches. It indeed was an exciting prospect as the league's two top sides faced each other at the Emirates which saw a new manager take charge of their side since 1996.
"Of course we accept the challenge to win back-to-back, but what we have to do is to be ourselves".
And Guardiola twisted the knife by insisting City are still some way from their peak.
"We didn't want to give them the ball easily so they can just control the game all day". We are not going to judge what will happen, but we try to be what we were, what we are. Many people have drawn comparisons with us and Everton last summer and it is important to avoid underachieving as much as they did.
However on the flip side, many of our new acquisitions are still unproven in the Premier League, so I think it would be a bit premature to say it has been an outstanding window.
"The winter time is coming. The best way to defend it is to be calm". "After that, we will see".
The France global missed most of last season with an injury and Guardiola admitted his return is still a work in progress.
"He has a lot of things to improve. And we do count on him".
Arsenal hosted Manchester City on the opening weekend of the Premier League season on Sunday afternoon.
Emery believes his players tried against City, adding that they needed to improve as a team and also individually.
"Today is the first step. City are working three years with Guardiola, building a team with good players and great stability". New signing Lucas Torreira only makes the bench for the Gunners' first game of the season.
"The result was 2-0 but I think on the pitch over the 90 minutes we were getting better", he said after the game, per the Daily Express.