Arsenal boss Emery: Aubameyang can win Golden Boot

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       New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has praised Sunday's counterpart Pep Guardiola

Arsenal have won just two of their last 12 encounters with Man City in all competitions.

'Here in England, there are many good teams, ' he said. On his day, there are not many like him in the Premier League.

The two managers are known for their attacking play and the likes of Sergio Aguero and Pierre Aubameyang could hugely benefit from this. The England global has been used as a winger by Arsene Wenger in the past and it will be interesting to know to see how he fits into the new role. A title challenge is very unlikely, but a top-four place isn't out of the equation. There was a gap last season but this season I don't know.

The fiery midfielder impressed for Uruguay at the World Cup and will slot into the first team. Benjamin Mendy is meanwhile fit again and will provide more consistency on the left.

The former Everton starlet will start alongside Aymeric Laporte, whose lack of experience in the Premier League means that Stones will certainly have to take charge of the backline.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that Alex Iwobi is not amongst the three players that could still leave the club before the close of the transfer window in Europe this month.

However, this could be a good time to play them.

"Maybe Tottenham could not spend because of the stadium, but there is Chelsea with Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante in the middle, and Hazard, Willian, Pedro and Morata up front so you cannot say they are not contenders to win". 'I believe in myself, in these players and in the club. He started his career as a bigger player than me.

However, Petr Cech is still expected to start the 2018/19 between the sticks.

Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac.

Other absentees include Laurent Koscielny who is still nursing a long-term Achilles injury whilst Danny Welbeck is unlikely to be in the squad due to a lack of match fitness.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos, recruited from Borussia Dortmund, should be partnered by Shkodran Mustafi in central defence while Hector Bellerin will get the nod at right-back.

Another starter who might not make the XI is Aaron Ramsey who suffered a calf injury in pre-season. Not only are Manchester City the title-holders, but they are still unquestionably the team to beat this season.

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