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Arsenal vs Manchester City, Premier League 18-19

Arsenal vs Manchester City, Premier League 18-19

Alongside him is the sort of player Arsenal have needed for a while, with Uruguay World Cup ace Lucas Torreira arriving to compete in a combative role for the Gunners and providing extra protection to a defence that was far too frail last season.

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.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles came on for Kolasinac after he was hurt in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on August 1 and Emery said following the match he would not rule out using the 20-year-old against City. Emery had hinted at his choice of the other four during preseason, as Cech, Ramsey, Ozil and Xhaka were all captain for at least one game.

However, Emery said Welbeck has shown he can play all over the pitch: "Danny Welbeck is one of the players who has a multi-position possibility".

Maitland-Niles isn't a natural left-back, although was deployed there on various occasions last season, and his right-footedness might help if Guardiola deploys Riyad Mahrez on the right flank, as the Algerian is always attempting to drift inside onto his left.

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Alexandre Lacazette also starts from the bench, with Mesut Özil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan supporting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a front three. 'Forget how much Liverpool have spent, they were already a good team last season as well.

However, Manchester Evening News note that photographers did not see Silva amongst the squad who travelled to London for the highly anticipated match.

Upson, however, believes Arsenal new manager, Unai Emery, will lead the Emirates club to secure a Champions League spot for the first time since 2016. But in these two moments in the match, we need to work.

He said: "I think he'll realise it could have been worse". "But we want to play with the idea to create a winning mentality".

Cech is expected to be handed the armband tomorrow when Manchester City visit the Emirates for the first Arsenal game in 22 years not managed by Arsene Wenger. "But my idea is to give us the best performance quickly".