Welbeck at the back? Emery impressed by Danny's versatility

Unai Emery has brought five new stars to the Emirates

Unai Emery has brought five new stars to the Emirates

Welbeck, 27, has traditionally played in more advanced positions during his career, but with Sead Kolasinac out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal also unavailable for their Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday, Emery has been toying with using the England worldwide as a left-back.

The game against City will be Arsenal's first in the Premier League without Arsene Wenger as manager since September 1996. "They just have so much quality".

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Manager Pep Guardiola will have Benjamin Mendy available for selection after the full-back missed a large portion of last season with an injury.

The Gunners appointed Emery early in the summer so he had ample time to prepare, but he was not the Arsenal board's first choice and their primary target, Mikel Arteta, will take his seat on the visitors' bench on Sunday.

Emery faces a trial by fire against the defending champions in the opening game, and said that game will give a better indication of whether the Gunners can compete for the title this season.

Maitland-Niles isn't a natural left-back, although was deployed there on various occasions last season, and his right-footedness might help if Guardiola deploys Riyad Mahrez on the right flank, as the Algerian is always attempting to drift inside onto his left.

The reigning league champions looked to pick up where they left off last season as they began their defence of the crown at the Emirates Stadium.

The Arsenal midfielder will also get a start today since the gunners will play a formation which requires two central midfielders.

The 27-year-old has struggled for regular football in recent times, either because of injury or the form of other players - with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan passing him in the pecking order. The match can also be seen on Jio TV and Airtel TV. City's left-back missed nearly the entirety of last season through injury, and his overlapping will bring an extra dimension to City's attacking play.

Manchester City make three changes from the Community Shield, with Ederson, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan coming in.

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