Arsenal vs. Manchester City - 8/12/2018 - Prediction & Preview

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Emery's shaky defence will have to face an incredibly lethal Manchester City attack and that could spell trouble for the new Arsenal manager on his debut.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Emery gave more than a glimpse into what that job-winning presentation in front of the Arsenal decision-makers would have comprised of.

All of this points to Welbeck being surplus to requirements and with interest from three Premier League clubs, he could leave before the window shuts. Lehmann commented, "I see a lot of potential at Chelsea, who have a new manager in Maurizio Sarri".

A fourth successive top-four finish would represent a good outcome for Spurs, but they will be under pressure from Chelsea and Arsenal who finished fifth and sixth past year, while big-spending West Ham could push for a top-six finish.

No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race a year ago, and they are huge favorites going into this match. Liverpool, just like Tottenham, must win something someday.

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There are suggestions new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has told the forward that he won't be playing regularly next season, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette ahead of him in the pecking order.

"If it's not their goal to win the league, why all the changes in the club?" It will likely take a heroic goalkeeping performance, some bad finishing from City, or some fantastic finishing from Arsenal if they are to have a shot in this match.

The German keeper also heaped praise on Arsenal's arch-rivals Spurs, who have impressed under Mauricio Pochettino.

This is the seventh consecutive season that Arsenal have kicked off a Premier League campaign with a home game, but they've only won two of the previous six (W2 D1 L3). "Regardless, I must admit: They remind me a bit of the "old" Arsenal I played in". It appears they right now don't know how to win trophies.

Wenger opted to step down at the end of last season after nearly 22 years in charge. "But it's must if you want to be a big side", the man added. The new era begins this weekend when they host defending champions Manchester City.

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