The gunners signed a new goalkeeper this summer but the manager has hint at making Petr Cech his first choice goalkeeper this season and so we expect Unai Emery to begin the Czech Republican worldwide in-goal against Manchester City.
"It's very tight", Burnley manager Sean Dyche said.
It's a fresh start for everyone at the club and what better way to continue the new found positivity surrounding Arsenal than with an opening day win against City. EPL 2018-19: Jan Vertonghen's Header During Newcastle vs Tottenham Crossed the Line by Just 9mm.
Just moments later the points were secured as Benjamin Mendy's cut-back was turned home brilliantly by Bernardo, with substitute Kevin De Bruyne's last-gasp strike tipped over the crossbar. Emery became Arsenal's first new manager since 1996 after Wenger stepped down in May following a 22-year reign. The England worldwide 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.
Emery grimaced, frowned, chewed his teeth, chewed his nails, though even as City dished out a serious football lesson, there was something unmistakably different about Arsenal. It is supposed to be a new era for Arsenal under Emery but the same old problems were still evident; a vulnerable defence, a soft centre and an attack with few ideas.
The signing of Mahrez seemed to threaten Silva's minutes on the pitch but he has shown that he can also operate in a more central role and is making light of the unavailability of his namesake David Silva so far.
Koscielny usually wore the armband last season as well, as club captain Per Mertesacker rarely played.
It's a new dawn at Arsenal!
Emery's philosophy will be put to the test immediately this season as his side takes on champions Manchester City on Sunday. 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.
He faces a Guardiola who is now fully into the swing of things at Manchester City and had an unparalleled domestic campaign past year where City racked up 100 points.
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