With new manager at helm, Arsenal (6th in PL last year) start their life without Arsene Wenger, hosting a home clash against Manchester City (1st in PL last season), who won the Premier League last year, beating nearly every record.
Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League last season and two-time Premier League champions Nwankwo Kanu recently declared that it would take a "miracle" for the Gunners to immediately challenge for the tile this season. "We are looking in this way, one team with a passion, with a quality, organised, and in this way we are near to winning in the future".
The Gunners finished 37 points behind City last season and Emery has revealed what he wants to change in order to prevent that happening again.
"We are working to improve each match and each training session".
"Our style with the ball is to be protagonists, to do things with combinations, to control the match with the positioning of the ball".
'Then, the contract is for speaking with the club and the players'.
I am predicting a 2-1 win in favor of the Gunners.
"I am always interested to see whether those players can actually become world class". The Spaniard will look to give the German goalkeeper his confidence early on.
Another player who impressed but not a first-team starter is Phil Foden. For me it's very important he stays with us. He's 25 now and made 100 professional appearances so far, 50 of them coming for Roma last season.
The Portuguese coach has clearly been disappointed by the club's off-season spending and has rued the fact that, like other top-flight clubs, many of his squad have had minimal preparation, having had time off to recover from the World Cup. You may think I am taking an increased chance with this one, however, Pep Guardiola has stated in his press conferences that the Englishman is ready for the first team and will get chances.
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