Mahrez, Sokratis and Guendouzi make Premier League debuts

Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger at Arsenal earlier in the summer

Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger at Arsenal earlier in the summer

Unai Emery has claimed that Danny Welbeck has been trying out at left-back to good effect during Arsenal's training this week.

Arguably Arsenal's strongest position on the pitch.

The future is bright, the future is Unai Emery (below).

Manchester City have only won two of their last nine visits to the Emirates, one of those wins though was last season's 3-0 victory where the Citizens were three goals ahead in the first 33 minutes. Emery, known for creating well-drilled sides, will have impressed on them the importance of pressing high and hard and then counter-attacking swiftly.

Arsenal are likely to press in the early stages, if Emery's approach against Guardiola in the past is anything to go by. New signing Lucas Torreira only makes the bench for the Gunners' first game of the season. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 8. Aaron Ramsey, 10.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will be the first choice strikers, while Danny Welbeck, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson are potential reserve options and will look to impress when called upon.

'The important thing is to be ourselves. It's not winning back to back, it's to be ourselves. We were the best last season, definitely, there is no doubt about it. No way. I don't want to forget that.

Watch Arsenal v Manchester City and more Premier League football this season with Sky Sports. That's the basic principle, ' he urged.

"Now, when I say something to them, they know exactly what we have to do". Sergio Aguero hit the ground running with a brace in the Community Shield win and will lead the line against Arsenal. Arsenal is a good opponent to manage a win as Manchester City have been proved powerful in their recent clashes. Every club in the Premier League will be taking their best shot against City this season, but, if it's even possible, they are more stacked than they were last season.

Arsenal kick off their 2018/19 campaign when they welcome defending champions Manchester City to the Emirates this afternoon. He also has brought in new players but would they have really grasp his philosophy?

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