Arsenal also signed veteran defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner - who is the Switzerland captain - and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who are also seen as strong personalities both on and off the pitch. But in these two moments in the match we need to work. I like playing him because the preparation is demanding, to try and beat his teams and when we were in Spain, every match against Barcelona for Valencia and Sevilla was very exciting.
Representatives of Ladbrokes Alex Apati said: "Welbeck could well have played his last game for Arsenal and the latest betting suggests it's Southampton who'll seal a deal for the England forward".
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has rubbished reports linking Mohamed Elneny with an Arsenal exit this summer, confirming the player's stay at the club. "But we want to play with the idea to create a winning mentality".
Unai Emery acknowledges that Pep Guardiola has had a more successful managerial career than him, but is looking forward to facing off against his compatriot this weekend.
It will be interesting to see who Emery opts for in goal between Leno and Petr Cech but Sokratis is nearly certain to start on Sunday while Torreira will be a starter if he's deemed match fit after arriving back late to pre-season following the World Cup.
The other four captains are goalkeeper Petr Cech and midfield trio Aaron Ramsey, Ozil and Granit Xhaka, Emery revealed on Friday. But then also we need to build [a mentality] and it isn't a thing you find quickly.
Emery speaks English far from fluently but his command of the language has improved since his appointment in May and he hopes his team have made similar strides during the summer. The Spaniard said that three Arsenal players may depart during that period: Carl Jenkinson, Joel Campbell and David Ospina.
"For that, we are working this week and preparing for this game and preparing for the opposition against City as a collective and as individual players".