New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been handed a tough start to life in England with opening fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea. The Gunners have looked good in pre-season and will hope to catch their rivals off so early in the campaign.
Manchester City showed no hangover from last season’s Premier League triumph when they beat Chelsea 2-0 in last weekend’s Community Shield. Pep Guardiola’s side are still the team to beat and will hope to show that again this weekend.
City have scored three goals in each of their last three matches against Arsenal, while Emery has never beaten Guardiola in 10 attempts (D4, L6).
Arsenal- With Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal both in danger of missing Sunday’s Premier League opener against Manchester City, Ainsley Maitland-Niles looks set to start at left-back. Various betting options are available on Site
New signings Bernd Leno and Lucas Torreira could make their competitive debuts for the Gunners on Sunday.
Manchester City- Danilo and Eliaquim Mangala are both ruled out for Manchester City, while there are questions marks about the fitness of some late returnees from the 2018 World Cup.
Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne only returned to full training this week and will need assessing before Sunday’s clash against Arsenal.
Man City have won 31 of their last 36 matches in Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 10 home games (Premier League).
Arsenal are undefeated in 24 of their last 26 home Premier League matches.
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