Unai Emery confirms new Arsenal captain

Lewis Collier
August 12, 2018

Arsenal turned to former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain coach Emery to replace Wenger and the Spaniard welcomes Guardiola's Manchester City to Emirates Stadium on Sunday for his side's first match of the new campaign.

Unai Emery has been speaking ahead of Arsenal's first match of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

Benjamin Mendy makes his first Premier League start since 23 September 2017.

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. At the end we will see our level. I can't back City at odds-on, so I'll go for Draw / Man City in the Half Time / Full Time market at [5.8]. That is the main thing we have to try to do. Last season we were so happy. "And then, when we have the space, to be aggressive going forward". Guardiola insists he is perfectly happy with his group of players. "We believe we have a good squad". I work a lot and I am good on that. It's excellent. They are excellent human beings. I'm gonna stick my neck out and say Cech, although Ozil and Ramsey are contenders.

"The results I don't know, but the process of being together is nice".

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 global in-goal against Manchester City.

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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.

Liverpool hope Alisson will solve a problem area for them in goal.

The new Gunners boss begins life in the Premier League with a clash against the Citizens at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. Our only victory was in the FA Cup semi-final after extra time the year before last.

But without Champions League action, Arsenal are no longer a big draw for Europe's top stars.

Just a month after the World Cup ended in Russian Federation, it's back to domestic action as two of England's heavyweights meet at the Emirates on Sunday with Arsenal welcoming Manchester City to North London.

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