English Premier League Report: Arsenal v Manchester City 12 August 2018

PREVIEW Pep Guardiola speaks to the press ahead of our Premier League opener against Arsenal

PREVIEW Pep Guardiola speaks to the press ahead of our Premier League opener against Arsenal

"By that thinking, last season we wouldn't have won the Premier League because Chelsea won the year before".

It's an incredibly hard start for Unai Emery as the Gunners new chapter starts against a team tipped for more superiority after their exploits last season.

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

The 24-year-old is a wonderful player.

'We can do our job, yes, but maybe Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea can do their job better and win, reflects Guardiola. If we play good and we are consistent we have a chance to repeat the Premier League. It is for that we are working this week, preparing for this game and preparing for the opposition.

Arsenal finished sixth last season as they completed their campaign in dismal fashion.

Arsenal signed experienced Switzerland worldwide Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus.

The Gunners added Bernd Leno to their ranks in a £19million deal from Bayer Leverkusen.

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

"Yes", Emery said when asked if Aubameyang should be challenging for the Golden Boot.

It might be a while before the Emery revolution bears fruit, but his attention to detail and desire for a high-tempo pressing game should make Arsenal a tougher unit than Wenger's skillful but spineless group.

"We will have bad moments and we will have to work to overcome them because in the end the players react to what the club is, what the manager and the staff are". When you watch their matches, they play with great confidence and Guardiola's coaching is clear in this team.

Arsenal new manager Unai Emery will be hoping that his players don't disappoint him today because everyone associated with the gunners has immerse confidence ahead of their match against Manchester City.

"We are excited", he said.

Silva, who featured in all three of Manchester City's warm-up matches as well as the Community Shield, looks set to start against Arsenal on Sunday.

'It is easier to speak here than to do it on the pitch, ' Emery said.

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