Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
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Unai Emery welcomes Pep Guardiola battle ahead of Arsenal v Man City

Unai Emery welcomes Pep Guardiola battle ahead of Arsenal v Man City

With funds few and far between this summer, it might take an exit to free up some capital for Emery to play with today.

However, this game is completely 50/50, as every Premier League matchweek 1 game is. "Today, we had a meeting with the players to close all the possibilities to bring more players", Emery told reporters.

"We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina, and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave". He'll hope for a repeat of his last trip to the Emirates when his City side went up 3-0 after 33 minutes and coasted for the rest of the match.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Sport, Wright said: "They start against a City team who know exactly what they are doing, but this might be a good time to play them because some of their players are late back from the World Cup". To say it here is easier than doing it on the pitch.

Manchester City should win this match. "I'm not sure because I am going to decide tomorrow on the first 11, but Ainsley is the player who started the last match against Lazio". For that, we are working this week and preparing for this game and preparing for the opposition against City as a collective and as individual players.


Stan Kroenke controversially increased his ownership stake in the club this week and, while it was not a wholly popular move with supporters, Emery is pleased the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment chief is committed to Arsenal.

Many fans were unhappy with the news that Kroenke is on the verge of buying out Alisher Usmanov, with the Arsenal Supporters Trust labelling the news as a "dreadful day" for the club.

"[Kroenke] gave us his commitment with this project at Arsenal".

It's hard to see England worldwide Danny Welbeck getting anywhere near the pitch with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in front of him this season, and the Gunners should consider offloading him today.

And the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach has stressed the importance of Arsenal being on the front foot.

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