Expected Arsenal Lineup To Face Manchester City



"We are excited. We have a lot of ambition to start [well] on Sunday against the last winners of the Premier League". I know exactly what we did to achieve that, and that is where we start from. But Emery insisted Welbeck won't be one of those leaving the club as the rest of the continental transfer season plays out, while saying David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell would be allowed to leave if they wanted.

"Most people recognised that our defence was poor last season", he told Fox Sports.

Unai Emery will lead Arsenal into a new era following the exit of Arsene Wenger, and he has made several moves towards putting his own stamp on the squad. It's been a good pre-season by all accounts and a full-season of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would suggest goals won't be a problem.

Three of his eight goals against the London outfit have come at the Emirates Stadium too, with three more at home and two on the hallowed turf of Wembley. Benjamin Mendy, a World Cup victor with France will look to keep injuries away as he looks to get a string of games under his belt. It included two Premier League fixtures and a League Cup final.

However, this could be a good time to play them.

Sunday's early kick off sees Liverpool take on West Ham United at Anfield, with manager Jurgen Klopp set to give a Premier League debut to new goalkeeper Alisson.

It is expected that the former Sampdoria midfielder will start alongside Aaron Ramsey at the base of Arsenal's 4-2-3-1 formation.

Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac. Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 6. Laurent Koscielny, 12.

Manager Pep Guardiola will have Benjamin Mendy available for selection after the full-back missed a large portion of last season with an injury.

Walker, Kompany and Stones should be fit after playing a part in the Community Shield but the likes of Raheem Sterling, De Bruyne and Silva may have to settle for places on the bench.

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.