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Arsenal vs Manchester City: 3 key battles in Emery’s league debut

12 August 2018

"But the other players are with us and we are going to work at the Emirates the day before the match with all the players". When you watch their matches, they play with great confidence and Guardiola's coaching is clear in this team.

'Emery has to get hold of Ozil, try to get the best out of him, get him on board'.

"Or Manchester United. People don't know how good they will be this season, but I know the manager a little bit and I know in that situation how good they will handle it".

Unai Emery will lead Arsenal into a new era following the exit of Arsene Wenger, and he has made several moves towards putting his own stamp on the squad. 'After two years with Guardiola, they have more stability.

Speaking at his pre-game press conference on Friday, Emery spoke about his optimism for the season.

There has never been any doubting the German's ability, with the 29-year-old having tasted trophy triumphs with Real Madrid and the Gunners and World Cup glory with his country. I've said many time that I'm not a special guy but I am so good at working, working, working, and they have to work too'.

Aguero is already off the mark for the season having scored twice in the Community Shield win over Chelsea last weekend, taking him past the 200-goal mark for City across all competitions.

Emery Expects Tough Arsenal, City Premier League Debut
I don't want to forget that. "That's the basic principle". 'He has enough experience to know exactly what [it takes]. We can not deny the other contenders. "The results I don't know, but the process of being together is nice".

The new Gunners boss begins life in the Premier League with a clash against the Citizens at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

For Arsenal, their biggest concern will be at left-back with two specialist players in that position out for the fixture. I believe in me, I believe in the players, I believe in the club.

Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac.

The German worldwide will likely start for the gunners in the defensive area. Not only are Manchester City the title-holders, but they are still unquestionably the team to beat this season.

With Laurent Koscielny out for the foreseeable future, Sokratis Papastathopoulos is likely to make his Arsenal debut alongside Shkodran Mustafi at the heart of the defence.

Pep Guardiola has also left out Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sané from his starting XI today, with Raheem Sterling and new signing Riyad Mahrez starting in the wide positions, and Ilkay Gundogan joining Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva in midfield.

Wenger's remarkable feats in the first half of his reign will stand the test of time, but few Arsenal supporters lamented his departure after 14 years without a league title.

Arsenal vs Manchester City: 3 key battles in Emery’s league debut