It was a memorable campaign but City boss Guardiola is well aware that rival teams and managers will be determined to improve and cut them down.
Emery has faced Guardiola on 10 occasions in the past and has failed to win one game, losing six and drawing the other four. For Emery, an opening game against the Premier League champions is a daunting task.
Arsenal have been crying out for a top-class goalkeeper for a number of seasons, despite landing Petr Cech from Chelsea in 2015, and the Gunners have turned towards Bernd Leno to become the new first-choice stopper at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is back in training after suffering a calf problem, but left-back Nacho Monreal is doubtful with a knee issue.
A year ago the Gunners beat Leicester City 4-3, while in 2016 they lost by the same score to Liverpool... and now it's another opener that promises goals.
Centre-back Laurent Koscielny will miss the fixture as well. The likes of Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva are not expected to be up to speed yet but City still looked a class apart without them when they beat Chelsea in the Community Shield last weekend. Thus, he is definitely a huge threat for the Manchester City defence, likely to be led by English worldwide John Stones. Emery tends to shift between 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1, but probably needs three solid midfielders against this City side.
Instead, Emery must focus on getting the best out of Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who made a fine start with Arsenal following his January move from Dortmund, while also finding a way to dovetail the creative talents of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. If not, Aubameyang is likely to start from the left flank, although he may the lead the line here. Kyle Walker will overlap more for City than for England, where he was shifted inside into a back three.
This might worry Arsenal fans who are optimistic after the exit of Wenger but if the mettle they have shown during their preseason matches is anything to go by, then his first match on English soil against Pep promises to be a cracker. Arsenal must watch long balls over the top, however - Aguero has punished them in that manner in the past, particularly in this year's Carabao Cup final.
I fancy Arsenal to make a fast start, but for City to eventually overcome them.
"The Gunners have not won the league since 2004 and, after finishing fifth and sixth in the last two seasons, Arsene Wenger brought an end to his two-decade spell in charge".
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. That said though this is still a tricky opener for the Champions.
Making the finals here is incredible. "She's the world No1 for a reason but I'm just going to go out there and try to get her". The Ukrainian even got a service break to close the gap to 5-3, but Stephens broke right back to take the set.
Japan's economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.9 percent in the April-June quarter, government data showed Friday. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, GDP grew 0.5 per cent, versus the median estimate for a 0.3 per cent increase.
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Royal King told The Seattle Times he was photographing a wedding when he saw the low-flying turboprop being chased by to F-15s. No passengers were onboard during the incident and normal operations have resumed at the airfield, the airport said on Twitter.
Naipaul caught the eye of book reviewers, and in 1959 he won the Somerset Maugham Award with the story collection Miguel Street . In 1948 he won a government scholarship to read English at Oxford's University College, where he suffered a nervous breakdown.
The Marvel, DC and Star Wars movies all regularly pull in north of $700 million if they don't reach $1 billion worldwide. But according to The Hollywood Reporter , both the actors have quit the film after talks for salary negotiations failed.
Northam declared a state of emergency in advance, allowing Charlottesville to have a heavy police presence. The violence led to the death of 32-year-old counter protester Heather Heyer who was struck by a vehicle .
Woods struggled early in his first round with a couple bogies. "He's got a great head on his shoulders", Furyk said. Lowry was three under par for the first ten holes of his second round when play was suspended by rain yesterday.
Diame was unfortunate not to level within two minutes of the restart when his stinging left-foot shot came back off the post. Alli's goal marked the second season in a row in which the midfielder has scored in the opening game.
Woodland, even with the lowest 36-hole score in 60 years of stroke play at the PGA Championship, still had a long way to go. I said to my caddie a couple of holes before it was the most fun I'd ever had and then that happened.
UMd. head coach placed on leave
August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues. Court had been in the same position at Mississippi State prior to being hired at Maryland .
Parker Solar Probe Mission Launches to Touch the Sun
The spacecraft, which will plunge into the sun's atmosphere, known as the corona, is protected by an ultra-powerful heat shield. A Delta-IV heavy rocket carrying the probe took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at around 07.31 GMT on Sunday morning.
Trump praises Mexico, threatens Canada with auto tariffs
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Anderson`s fifer knocks India out for 107 in Lord`s Test
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Simona Halep, tired and aching, reaches Montreal final
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Sarri hails players after Chelsea victory
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