Arsenal boss Emery: Aubameyang can win Golden Boot

Arsenal boss Emery: Aubameyang can win Golden Boot

Riyad Mahrez makes his Premier League debut for the champions.

"But then we will see on Sunday on the pitch how the team responds against Manchester City".

Emery also insisted on Friday that Welbeck is not one of the players who would be free to leave before the European transfer window shuts at the end of the month.

He has, however, faced plenty of criticism throughout his career, with it often suggested that Ozil can go missing when the chips are down and he is not granted freedom to express himself.

Welbeck has struggled for regular football since joining from Manchester United in 2015, making only 12 starts in the top flight last season.

City will be the first competitive opponents for Arsenal since the appointment of Guardiola's fellow Spaniard Unai Emery as manager in place of the long-serving Arsene Wenger. 'After two years with Guardiola, they have more stability.

"Arsenal are going to play this pressing game and could they catch City off guard?" Forget the World Cup and everything else, it's a new challenge.

Emery said he is working hard toward instilling a new mentality in the team, but that it could take time.

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Aguero is already off the mark for the season having scored twice in the Community Shield win over Chelsea last weekend, taking him past the 200-goal mark for City across all competitions.

The Gunners are expected to start with Ainsley Maitland-Niles at left back.

Manchester City have no injury concerns but there are questions over a few squad members match fitness following their late returns to pre-season training.

Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac.

Centre-back Laurent Koscielny will miss the fixture as well.

Guardiola insists City would be foolish to think it will ease to the title by such a significant margin once again and believes Arsenal will be part of a strong chasing pack over the course of the season.

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.

If he does start, Manchester City must be licking their lips with Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling both looking to target the stand-in full-back.

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