How will Arsenal boss Unai Emery line up against champions Manchester City?

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Despite his emphasis on a new way, the manager's selections represent an expression of confidence in players who have been at Arsenal for years during which the team has been accused of suffering from a chronic lack of leadership.

The new manager, the Telegraph said, confirmed that Laurent Koscielny, now out injured, would be his main captain, but that he would be backed up by Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.

There was a clear need for Arsenal to bolster their goalkeeping department this summer with Petr Cech making a number of high-profile mistakes in the 2017-18 campaign.

However, Arsenal have not been able to raise the cash to table an offer for the 29-year-old.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted that Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola is a "better" manager than him, as the two men prepare to lock horns this weekend.

Opening games against City and Chelsea will provide a ideal test for Emery and his team who will be desperate to improve on last season's sixth-place finish.

Arsenal enter into a new era on Sunday afternoon when Unai Emery takes charge of his first competitive game as Gunners head coach.

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"In the past, Arsenal have won games on great football, individual brilliance and having great attacking players. For me, that is very important", he said.

"The aim for the club is to arrive as champions, play for titles", he added.

With the transfer windows across Europe still open until the end of the month, several players could still depart.

"We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave".

Meanwhile, previously had reported that Spanish striker Lucas Perez has joined Premier League side West Ham from Arsenal in a deadline day deal.

"For me, this is a relationship that could go one of two ways - whether Ozil responds to Emery or whether he doesn't", says Smith. Arsenal also signed veteran defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner - who is the Switzerland captain - and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who are also seen as strong personalities both on and off the pitch.