Arsenal manager Unai Emery expects tough debut against defending champions Manchester City

Carragher: New Arsenal boss Emery compared to Rafa Benitez

Carragher: New Arsenal boss Emery compared to Rafa Benitez

Arsenal will of course have players who will leave the club in the coming days or weeks and the manager, Unai Emery has confirmed this today in the press conference which he had today as he reveals the players that could leave the club before the transfer window closes in other countries. "It helps if we're together, for the players to show their best performance and to transmit with every supporter the quality, the energy and the spirit to go forward against Manchester City".

Vida has been frequently linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer with Liverpool also interested.

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

Welbeck had a late return to pre-season due to England's run to the World Cup semi-finals and will not be involved in Arsenal's season opener against champions Manchester City on Sunday.

"The match is going to give us the information [of what] is our level", he said. The same when we are thinking defensively, I want our strikers to be thinking: "We need to protect the goalkeepers". "If we play good and are consistent like last season, we have a chance to repeat [our title win]".

Koscielny usually wore the armband last season as well, as club captain Per Mertesacker rarely played. I like playing him because the preparation is demanding, to try and beat his teams and when we were in Spain, every match against Barcelona for Valencia and Sevilla was very exciting. I want those two moments to feel the same for all players.

Emery added: 'I knew the Kroenke family in Atlanta.

With standards of professionalism far higher and more uniform across all clubs, the quiet revolution at Arsenal's training ground this summer has not been as dramatic... "But for me, I want to enjoy the way [we do it]".

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