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Ian Wright makes bold Arsenal vs Man City prediction

Ian Wright makes bold Arsenal vs Man City prediction

It's an incredibly hard start for Unai Emery as the Gunners new chapter starts against a team tipped for more superiority after their exploits last season. And underdogs they will be against Pep Guardiola's side.

Neville reflects on the game and the performance of both teams and believes Liverpool - who, earlier on Sunday, thrashed West Ham 4-0 - can be a threat to Man City. A title challenge is very unlikely, but a top-four place isn't out of the equation. City set the bar dauntingly high last season, but Guardiola's abilities are such that it won't surprise anyone if they manage to usurp their own records this season.

Emery arrives with a good reputation having won the Europa League three times with Sevilla and most recently worked at Paris Saint-Germain.

Guardiola's intensity was matched by his managerial counterpart on the sidelines but Arsenal struggled to get close to City on the pitch.

Stones and Laporte are two centre-halves committed to bringing the ball out of defence and looking to play passes between the lines, and behind them they have a goalkeeper who could easily play outfield if necessary. Benjamin Mendy is meanwhile fit again and will provide more consistency on the left.

For instance, the Gunners were just 16 minutes into the season when it was time for their collective inability to put in a tackle to cost them badly.




When is Arsenal vs Manchester City in Premier League? City's left-back missed nearly the entirety of last season through injury, and his overlapping will bring an extra dimension to City's attacking play. "I'm not rigid to stick to one formation or way of playing".

He'll be joining a strong attacking force that already includes the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero.

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

"We will have bad moments and we will have to work to overcome them because in the end the players react to what the club is, what the manager and the staff are".

He has returned to training this week but it's unclear as to whether he'll start the match or be among the substitutes. Arsenal have an injury concern in the fullback position with Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac and Laurent Koscielny all out and Unai Emry might have to turn to Danny Welbeck to fill the void left by the trio.

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