Regarded as a football savant cut from the same cloth as the obsessive Wenger, Emery has impressed Arsenal's players with his detailed video analysis, spending up to 12 hours ahead of each game working on footage for his squad. It was a wonderfully energised performance that few could have expected. Defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos whose experience will be vital for Arsenal will start in the central defence along with Mustafi.
Ramsey, whose contract expires at the end of the season, suffered a slight calf injury but has returned to training and could be fit to take his place in the Gunners side.More news: Jorginho scores penalty as Chelsea win and Crystal Palace spoil Fulham's return
However, the World Cup proved a seismic tournament for Stones.
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The first round of Premier League fixtures have already kicked off and the biggest game of the weekend is arguably between Arsenal and Manchester City.
"The problem is you have to invest well and honestly I think they did very well, because every player they bought are quality players".
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The expression and artistry of the Wenger era won't have been lost completely but will have been replaced, in large parts, by pragmatism and organisation. Emery tends to shift between 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1, but probably needs three solid midfielders against this City side. That said though this is still a tricky opener for the Champions. After utterly dominating the English top flight last season, Pep Guardiola and company will now try and replicate that while focusing their efforts in Europe as well. Indeed, Guardiola's record of six wins and four draw makes for impressive reading. In this first matchday, fans will be treated to the league's first titanic clash of the year as Arsenal hosts Manchester City from the Emirates.