Their opponents for Sunday, Manchester City, splurged only on Riyad Mahrez - an able option to back-up the tactically intelligent, yet much-maligned Raheem Sterling but Pep Guardiola already has a system in place with nearly the entirety of his squad well-versed in his preferred style of play. "Now, when I say something to them, they know exactly what we have to do", Guardiola's words were refreshing, the Spaniard once again demonstrating why his unique outlook towards the game plays such a prominent role in him being a serial victor. A win helps to win more. Monreal, however, came back from the World Cup with a knock and was unable to take part in any pre-season training or matches since his return. And stopping Manchester City superstar Sergio Aguero could be an ideal way to silence his critics. We also need time, but now I am happy because I think the players are improving.
Manchester City had a fantastic campaign previous year where they broke numerous records on way to winning the Premier League.
Arsenal's director of high performance also said that the Spanish manager was also working on the player positioning depending on where the ball is in certain areas of the pitch and this is something which Aubameyang tried to explain after their friendly match against Boreham Wood, and said that the plan is all about working together to try to recover the ball when you lose it.
"They know we work a lot and I have spoken many times with them". "Every season we are the favourites".
City have great depth, though, and the Gunners could be in for a hard afternoon as they try to welcome their new era in with a win on Sunday.
He has returned to training this week but it's unclear as to whether he'll start the match or be among the substitutes.
Mendy is expected to start against the Gunners.
Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac. Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is a doubt for the fixture.
Arsenal are also without long-term casualty Laurent Koscielny, while England worldwide Danny Welbeck also misses out.
Considering a 4-2-3-1 formation, Emery is set to go with a central defensive partnership of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi.
In a competitive squad, where Pep Guardiola has a plethora of options in attack, Bernardo Silva would do very well to fend off teammates Raheem Sterling and David Silva for consistency in the team.
"The Gunners have not won the league since 2004 and, after finishing fifth and sixth in the last two seasons, Arsene Wenger brought an end to his two-decade spell in charge".
He'll be among the players Arsenal will have to keep a close eye on if they're to stand any chance of getting a result.