Should Arsenal be quietly confident against Man City?

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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.

Aaron Ramsey is an injury doubt but could start, and against such a creative opposition Emery may push Granit Xhaka into a slightly more advanced role to the left of a 4-3-3.

The Armenian worldwide will likely get a start today as Unai Emery will need his players to feed Aubameyang crosses in the match. Aaron Ramsey and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be the creative outlets alongside Mesut Ozil who has a point to prove of his own, after the debacle that this summer was for the former German worldwide.

"The signings they've made have addressed the positions and signings they needed to be better".

'People say we have to forget what we did last season.

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This could be a rude welcome to Unai Emery's first match in charge Arsenal.

Arsenal and Manchester City will meet on Sunday in the Premier League's marquee match of week 1.

Other absentees include Laurent Koscielny who is still nursing a long-term Achilles injury whilst Danny Welbeck is unlikely to be in the squad due to a lack of match fitness. But in these two moments in the match, we need to work.

Emery also dodged a question about whether Wenger has sent him any messages at all going into the season, saying only that he wants to build on the Frenchman's legacy. I think that's something that has always been important for his team, whether he was at PSG or Sevilla.

The former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla boss faces a baptism of fire by hosting defending champions Manchester City on Sunday, then enduring another tough test the following week with a trip across London to Chelsea. "But we want to play with the idea to create a winning mentality. But my idea is to give us the best performance quickly".

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