Emery: Arsenal players should deliver against Man City

Sterling is available for selection for City’s Premier League opener against Arsenal this weekend. — Reuters pic

Pep Guardiola insists his Manchester City players should remember their all-conquering form of last season when their title defence kicks off with a testing visit to Arsenal on Sunday.

Guardiola said: "People say we now have to forget what we did last season".

Emery faced Pep Guardiola regularly when they were in charge of Valencia and Barcelona respectively.

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"Emery has had longer with his team than anyone else - they've largely all been together for the whole of pre-season - and they could potentially cause an upset against City on day one".

Arsenal are an unknown quantity going into the new campaign, something which should excite and also intrigue fans. 'He has enough experience to know exactly what [it takes].

Emery has European pedigree in that competition though and that could remain their best chance of getting back into the Champions League.

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Sergio Aguero is already among the goals whilst Leroy Sane is fresh after surprisingly not being included in Germany's World Cup squad.

The Gunners have a shortage of left-backs with both Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac ruled out, meaning highly-rated midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has done a good job filling in for the others, will be up against Riyad Mahrez or Raheem Sterling.

Guardiola had his side playing a special brand of football last term which no one came close to, and it's hard to see Arsenal getting near to them on Sunday and over the course of the season too. 'It hurts when you cannot let some of them play. Look at how much Kevin (de Bruyne) or (David) Silva ran last season. A lot will depend on his performance against Aubameyang if the defending champions are to kickstart their campaign with a win on Sunday.

Aaron Ramsey is an injury doubt but could start, and against such a creative opposition Emery may push Granit Xhaka into a slightly more advanced role to the left of a 4-3-3. Also, I think that it's a big and great match that we can play to start this season. But, owing to match fitness and sharpness, Maitland-Niles could well start. Mendy is expected to start against the Gunners.

Centre-back Laurent Koscielny will miss the fixture as well. Some like Kevin de Bruyne and John Stones had excellent tournaments but others like Gabriel Jesus struggled.

Guardiola held some one-to-one meetings with his players after the World Cup to check they were ready to go again.

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