The experienced Maurizio Sarri is the latest incumbent in the Chelsea hot seat having replaced Antonio Conte last month.
No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race a year ago, and they are huge favorites going into this match.
The priority for manager Unai Emery, a title victor with Paris Saint-Germain last season, was strengthening Arsenal's defense and he went for experience with Stephan Lichsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Gabonese worldwide scored 10 goals and assisted four more in only 1058 Premier League minutes. It will likely take a heroic goalkeeping performance, some bad finishing from City, or some fantastic finishing from Arsenal if they are to have a shot in this match.
And it has been claimed the forward could leave Arsenal on deadline day in order to play more football next season. "Regardless, I must admit: They remind me a bit of the "old" Arsenal I played in".
That gutsy display against the eventual bronze medalists is thought to have gained manager Akira Nishino more favour in his homeland, but the Japan FA would still prefer to bring in Wenger. It appears they right now don't know how to win trophies.
The Croatian World Cup hero would be a welcomed addition to the lacklustre Arsenal backline, a problem which Emery has highlighted as his side's biggest weakness over the summer transfer window.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is believed to be close to signing a new deal with Arsenal FC this week, following weeks of doubt about the star's future at the Emirates.
"Alisson is certainly a good man, but not a world-class keeper you'd expect for this price". "The question is: Can he show more than he did in the past?"
It's an exciting time to be an Arsenal fan, and despite missing out on Champions League football for a second consecutive season, there's much to look forward to in the coming campaign. He must take more risks and continue his development.
The former Germany global also questioned Liverpool's decision to spend £65 million on Alisson, saying the Brazil goalkeeper hasn't proven that he's among the world's best. "He has not given any proof of it", Lehmann said.
Injuries have blighted the striker's career, however he managed to make 43 appearances last season as he reaffirmed his place in the Gunners' side.