Arsenal v Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne

Pep Guardiola has warned his players not to expect another title procession as Manchester City begin their attempt to become the first back-to-back Premier League champions for a decade.

"I want to give them more options to attack".

But then we are going to watch Sunday, how is the response of the team against Manchester City.

The 27-year-old has often been praised for his versatility and it seems Emery is keen to embrace this quality as he prepares for his first competitive game as Gunners boss.

City have never lost inside normal time when Aguero has scored against Arsenal, although they were beaten in extra time of the 2016-17 FA Cup semi-finals after the striker had got on the scoresheet. And underdogs they will be against Pep Guardiola's side. "But we are starting a new way, and a new process", he said.

Arsenal kick off their 2018/19 campaign when they welcome defending champions Manchester City to the Emirates this afternoon.

It is expected that the former Sampdoria midfielder will start alongside Aaron Ramsey at the base of Arsenal's 4-2-3-1 formation.

Beating your title rivals always plays a big factor in the end, and while it remains to be seen if this Arsenal team has what it takes, three points here will bring huge excitement early in the season.

The Gunners will be without Sead Kolasinac who suffered a knee injury during a pre-season match against Chelsea, and also Nacho Monreal who only recently returned to full training.

Bernd Leno is expected to be preferred in goal to Petr Cech, with Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis the centre-back pairing.

Arsenal have turned to Unai Emery to replace Wenger at the north London side following the Frenchman's 22 seasons in charge. If he does start, Manchester City must be licking their lips with Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling both looking to target the stand-in full-back.

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