Emery: I am ready to beat Guardiola

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     Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic will be hoping to push on in the Premier League

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Bernardo Silva celebrates with Leroy Sane during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion.

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

Unai Emery praised Danny Welbeck for his versatility and said the forward has been training at left-back as Arsenal deal with an injury crisis. Emery became Arsenal's first new manager since 1996 after Wenger stepped down in May following a 22-year reign.

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.

Emery has commented recently that he wants his team to play like City, and he will demand intensity and pressing that was often lacking from his predecessor's teams.

Ozil, who signed a new lucrative contract in February, retired from global football after a disappointing World Cup campaign with Germany. It included two Premier League fixtures and a League Cup final.

"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".

Leicester forward Iheanacho aiming to show his best form against Manchester United
Oh dear Jose, at least you can get your smile back tomorrow against Leicester . "For us it is not possible". Of course missing from that list is "ol" Slaphead himself Harry Maguire .

The biggest concern for the Arsenal boss was Aaron Ramsey's involvement in the game, owing to the Welshman's recent absence due to a calf injury. But.

Arsenal will be without Sead Kolasinac. Pep Guardiola snapped up Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in the summer and he will start out wide.

Bernd Leno is expected to be preferred in goal to Petr Cech, with Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis the centre-back pairing.

Emery has confirmed his return to full training this week, and with a good pre-season under his belt, Ramsey could be donning the armband against the champions.

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.

Manchester City will welcome back Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne after both were passed fit for the game.

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