Unai Emery ready for baptism of fire against Man City

Unai Emery ready for baptism of fire against Man City

This coming Sunday starts the beginning of a new chapter for Arsenal football club, with Unai Emery becoming the club's boss at the start of the summer, after Arsene Wenger's 22-year love affair with the North London side came to an end. I want to do it one way with this personality, enjoying with our supporters. "It helps if we're together, for the players to show their best performance and to transmit with every supporter the quality, the energy and the spirit to go forward against Manchester City".

This will be the first time Arsenal and Man City have met on the opening day of the season since 1994-95, when the Gunners won 3-0 at Highbury under George Graham.

Already, Lucas Perez has sealed a cut-price £4million switch to West Ham today, but Arsenal still need to offload at least one player to stand any chance of affording Vida.

"We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina, and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave".

Midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are back in contention for Manchester City's Premier League opener at Arsenal.

And the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach has stressed the importance of Arsenal being on the front foot. "Today, we had a meeting with the players to close all the possibilities to bring more players", Emery told reporters.

Emery also said Ainsley Maitland-Niles is expected to start at left-back, a position he filled in at last season, with Saed Kolasinac sidelined for two months and Nacho Monreal only returning to training on Friday after picking up a knee problem at the World Cup. But in these two moments in the match we need to work. That said, don't be surprised to see Emery giving Guardiola a run for his money. There were a lot of positives in the pre-season games the Gunners played, especially the seamless induction of young players like Matteo Guendouzi and Emile Rowe Smith into the first team.