Emery faced Pep Guardiola regularly when they were in charge of Valencia and Barcelona respectively.
Yet despite Arsenal's reduced status, Emery, who parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the end of last season, jumped at the chance to follow in Wenger's footsteps in north London.
For Emery, the message to Arsenal supporters is that they must not be fretful.
Three quick thoughts from Manchester City's 2-0 Premier League win over Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday. "Enjoy the challenges of each match", he emphasised the message to his players at the pre-match press conference.
Whereas last season Guardiola used advanced wingers stretching the play and going in behind, often with more conservative full-backs, here his approach was different.
Arsenal signed experienced Switzerland global Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus. The new goalkeeper from Bayer Leverkusen might get the nod for his superior ability to play with the ball at his feet - a prerequisite against a team like City.
But without Champions League action, Arsenal are no longer a big draw for Europe's top stars.
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New Gunners boss Unai Emery couldn't have asked for a tougher fixture to make his Premier League bow than one against a manager he has never beaten.
The Gunners appointed Emery early in the summer so he had ample time to prepare, but he was not the Arsenal board's first choice and their primary target, Mikel Arteta, will take his seat on the visitors' bench on Sunday.
"In the past, Arsenal have won games on great football, individual brilliance and having great attacking players", former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said. I believe in myself, in these players and in the club.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles came on for Kolasinac after he was hurt in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on August 1 and Emery said following the match he would not rule out using the 20-year-old against City.
This was a reminder that last season, in points terms, Arsenal finished closer to bottom than top, and that's Emery's job in transforming Arsenal's tactical and technical approach is very much a long-term project.
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It appears that he has already identified the two most important men in doing so, with Aubameyang's performances likely to be key to success on the pitch and Lichtsteiner's experience and leadership vital off it.
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Brady was ultimately suspended four games in 2016 for his role in a case that climbed all the way to a federal appeals court. While Eskin's certainly a loud buffoon, he purports that the NFL is now handling and investigating the football.
Manigault Newman also reportedly secretly recorded Trump , then used those recordings as leverage while shopping her book. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized Unhinged as "riddled with lies and false accusations".
And since children often sleep in the same room as their parents, one model bedroom includes a child's bed amid all the furniture. Several visitors were seen in the 1,000-seater restaurant, which is the biggest for IKEA in its global network.
The euro was down 0.5% to $1.1463 and the dollar hit a one-year high as investors looked for safe assets, before falling slightly. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.04-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.10-to-1 ratio favored advancers.
The other four captains are goalkeeper Petr Cech and midfield trio Aaron Ramsey , Ozil and Granit Xhaka, Emery revealed on Friday. His Arsenal side will host Manchester City on Sunday before travelling to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea next weekend.
Majuto said police "were not on our side" past year when white supremacists surrounded counterprotesters on the rotunda. Several events are scheduled in Charlottesville to observe what happened past year and promote racial healing.
Interestingly, Marcelo didn't say a final farewell to Ronaldo on social media after his departure from Madrid last month. "I think CR7 has everything to take us to the next level and do important things this season".
The actor posted a filtered selfie - only featuring the top part of his face - with the words "my name's Elba, Idris Elba ". Yesterday (Aug. 10), we reported that Idris Elba was in the front running to play James Bond .
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City begin their title defence with a trip to Arsenal , with the Catalan insisting his only focus is on securing three points. Bernd Leno is expected to be preferred in goal to Petr Cech , with Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis the centre-back pairing.
Nike sued for sex discrimination by former female employees
The suit says Cahill ultimately left because she was paid $20,000 less in 2017 than a male colleague doing much the same work. CEO Mark Parker reportedly apologized to the company's employees over how it handled allegations of workplace misconduct.
Sterling slumps to new low as fears grow of no Brexit deal
Nomura strategist Jordan Rochester added: "We remain bearish on the pound in the short term until the Brexit mess is out the way". Against the euro, the pound has held up far better as demand for dollars has kept the euro on the back foot.
Widodo chooses cleric as VP pick in election race
Ma'ruf Amin", the president told a news conference Thursday with the chairman and secretary general of the governing coalition. Indonesia, the world's third-largest democracy and biggest Muslim-majority country , goes to the polls in April.