Ramsey and Monreal in Emirates training session ahead of Man City clash

Sterling is available for selection for City’s Premier League opener against Arsenal this weekend. — Reuters pic

Sterling is available for selection for City’s Premier League opener against Arsenal this weekend. — Reuters pic

Arsenal v City: Team news: Pep Guardiola confirmed Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are available for selection for Sunday's Premier League opener against Arsenal.

His partnership with Lacazette blossomed in the final few games of the last campaign and what was once a rivalry during their time in France now presents the opportunity to fire Arsenal up the league table.

He faces a Guardiola who is now fully into the swing of things at Manchester City and had an unparalleled domestic campaign past year where City racked up 100 points.

"They can do it", he told a news conference.

The former Everton starlet will start alongside Aymeric Laporte, whose lack of experience in the Premier League means that Stones will certainly have to take charge of the backline.

"Emery has had longer with his team than anyone else - they've largely all been together for the whole of pre-season - and they could potentially cause an upset against City on day one". I work a lot and I am good on that.

The Spaniard starred for Pep Guardiola's side as they completely dominated the Premier League last season.

"Everybody is able to dream", he added.

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Ederson had an wonderful season past year for Manchester City and the Brazilian and the City management will be hoping that the same will continue.

Rather than ask his players to eradicate that glory from their minds, as Bill Shankly and Sir Alex Ferguson might have done in order to start again, Guardiola is demanding they remember what made them such sparkling winners. That's why it's fascinating.

He featured prominently for Spain at the World Cup this summer, but failed to exert his influence during the tournament. It's not winning back to back, it's to be ourselves.

The signing of Riyad Mahrez looks to be a positive one, however in terms of places in the side, there is even more competition for the attacking spots.

"I am 46, he is 47 and he started his career as a player, bigger than me", Emery was quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. And here in England there are many.

"Maybe Tottenham could not spend because of the stadium, but there is Chelsea with Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante in the middle, and Hazard, Willian, Pedro and Morata up front so you cannot say they are not contenders to win". You will look at games and say "That's the manager, he has set up a certain way".

"Or Manchester United. People don't know how good they will be this season, but I know the manager a little bit and I know in that situation how good they will handle it".

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