Arsenal v Manchester City

Arsenal v Manchester City

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

Several teams strengthened in the summer and managers have been up and about to ensure their squads are up to par.

He admitted: "Even sometimes after being ideal, the others can be better".

Arsenal players have admitted that they are doing double training sessions under the new manager than in the past as they have posted pictures of themselves exhausted after tiring sessions and Arsenal's director of high performance says that Unai Emery has made some significant changes to the training methods used at the training grounds. A win helps to win more.

It's hard to see England worldwide Danny Welbeck getting anywhere near the pitch with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in front of him this season, and the Gunners should consider offloading him today.

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.

While Sokratis will be the tasked with the responsibility of stopping Sergio Aguero, the onus will be on John Stones to deal with the sheer pace of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. "We were once rivals in our days in France, but we're now friends and I hope we can play well together and score lots of goals".

"Because of what we did last season now we are going to win?"

The new Gunners boss begins life in the Premier League with a clash against the Citizens at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Favouring a 4-2-3-1 formation, Emery is likely to field new arrival Lucas Torreira at the base of his midfield with Granit Xhaka providing the necessary steel.

Ramsey and Monreal had been injury doubts due to calf and knee injuries respectively.

He has returned to training this week but it's unclear as to whether he'll start the match or be among the substitutes.

Another problem area is the left-back slot.

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

David Silva could be a question mark for Sunday's fixture as well. Today, City are arguably Premier League's best bet to win the UEFA Champions League, their scintillating football from last season still fresh in the minds of the spectators and for the first time since 2009, the Premier League defending champions remain the favourites to retain the title.

Bernardo Silva has earned huge praise from Guardiola in pre-season and is expected to play a key role for City.