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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City and Harry Maguire of Leicester City warm up prior to the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal at The King Power Stadium on May 9, 2018 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

New Manchester City signing Riyad Mahrez has urged his teammates to keep up the good work after their winning start, according to Goal.

The current Premier League holders got their title defence off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates.

Raheem Sterling gave City the lead in the first half before Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva wrapped up with the match in the second half with a well-taken strike to hand Pep Guardiola a comfortable 2-0 victory over fellow countryman Unai Emery, who was managing his competitive game for Arsenal.

Mahrez who signed for City from Leicester City for a club-record fee of £60million has urged his teammates not to take their foot off the gas.

The player took to social media to motivate his teammates.

Great start today, Manchester City let’s keep it up,” Mahrez posted on Instagram.

The Algerian featured in City’s 2-0 win over Chelsea in the community shield to win his second trophy in English football.

Mahrez will be hoping to retain his place in the club’s starting XI in their next game despite the return of their World Cup stars