Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

Tanya Simon
August 10, 2018

With a long list of alternative attacking options, it's unlikely that Welbeck will see too much action as a starter this season, but he poses to continue his valuable role from the bench.

This coming Sunday starts the beginning of a new chapter for Arsenal football club, with Unai Emery becoming the club's boss at the start of the summer, after Arsene Wenger's 22-year love affair with the North London side came to an end.

Few are expecting the Gunners to topple, or even challenge City for the Premier League title this term but what does Emery think personally? The Gabonese global scored 10 goals and assisted four more in only 1058 Premier League minutes.

"Arsenal are going to play this pressing game and could they catch City off guard?" But Spurs and [Harry] Kane must make use of the current momentum they have before it collapses one day. He admitted that Leno is a good keeper, but he also asked an important question, "Can he show more than he did in the past?" It appears they right now don't know how to win trophies.

As Southampton aim to put a disappointing 2017/18 season behind them, the acquisition of an England worldwide forward would have been a massive boost.

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The Croatian World Cup hero would be a welcomed addition to the lacklustre Arsenal backline, a problem which Emery has highlighted as his side's biggest weakness over the summer transfer window.

While optimism is growing at Anfield, the same can not be said at last season's runners-up Manchester United who kick off the new season on Friday at home to Leicester City with a squad that is under-cooked, according to manager José Mourinho.

Welbeck joined the Gunners from Manchester United in the summer of 2014, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £16 million, but injuries have hampered his progress at the Emirates.

Having lost all three of the encounters between the teams last season by at least two clear goals, this new-look Arsenal has a massive job on its hands to close the gap.

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