In his first pre-game press conference for the Premier League, Unai Emery has provided the latest team news ahead of Sunday’s clash with Man City.
It’s a tough opener for the Spaniard and the Gunners, but there has been a fitness boost with the return of Aaron Ramsey to full training after he suffered a small calf strain during the pre-season preparations.
With Sead Kolasinac ruled out for around 2 months with a knee injury, there was also an issue with Nacho Monreal who returned from World Cup duty with a knee problem of his own. Although the Spaniard returned to full training this week, it’s too soon for him to play on Sunday and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will deputise in the back four.
Beyond that, there don’t appear to be any new issues and the only thing we’ll have to wait and see is if the new boss includes the likes of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira who arrived back late for pre-season training.
With City set to include Belgian World Cup star Kevin de Bruyne as well as Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Kyle Walker, we’d be at a bigger disadvantage if we didn’t.