Sead Kolasinac (knee) and Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) are definitely out as summer arrivals Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi all push to make their competitive debuts.
In addition to the title, City also won the Carabao Cup and they have already shown signs of maintaining the momentum by winning the Community Shield in comfortable fashion.
David Silva is a big worry for City, as he is still nursing an injury while also being absent from the entirety of City's pre-season and will definitely be absent for the Arsenal game.
This was Pep Guardiola's 11th meeting with Emery and he remains unbeaten against his fellow Spaniard as Raheem Sterling's 50th Premier League goal got the ball rolling before Bernardo Silva struck in the second half.
Arsenal will step out under new a manager for the first time since 1996. We have a lot of players with a lack of condition but we are more than two seasons together and know what to do.
From the moment the 2018-19 Premier League fixture list was released in June, it was clear Arsenal would be starting their campaign with a thoroughly hard test. We were the best last season, definitely, there is no doubt about it.
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"We have passion, commitment and desire". "We started very well, on the front foot, and then the first goal came out of nothing". Sarri predicted that his methods could take up to two months to be completely digested, and he could be right.
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In defence, Guardiola would go with John Stones and either of Nicolas Otamendi or Aymeric Laporte.
Benjamin Mendy, the archetypal "like a new signing" after missing nearly his entire debut campaign through injury, sometimes overlapped and sometimes drifted inside to form a midfield diamond.
Arsenal have fallen so far behind their top-four rivals that, at present, it is unthinkable Emery could ever match his predecessor's haul of three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups. 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.
I fancy Arsenal to make a fast start, but for City to eventually overcome them. More often than not, Manchester City happily played around the pressure. "I'm not rigid to stick to one formation or way of playing".
So let's take a look at the expected Arsenal lineup to face Manchester City today. Bernard Mendy caused a host of problems down the left-hand side and was involved in City's two goals.
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