Unai Emery: 'Pep Guardiola is a better manager than me'

Aaron Ramsey

There was a clear need for Arsenal to bolster their goalkeeping department this summer with Petr Cech making a number of high-profile mistakes in the 2017-18 campaign.

Koscielny is now sidelined with an ankle injury that ruled him out of the World Cup.

Arsenal's first team left backs aren't available, Sead Kolasinac is now injured and Nacho Monreal just returned to training so he isn't ready for the match against Pep Guardiola's men and the manager has hint that Ainsley Maitland-Niles could be chosen in that position on Sunday.

However, Arsenal have not been able to raise the cash to table an offer for the 29-year-old.

It remains to be seen where Welbeck ends up in what could be a frantic deadline day for the forward.

But RAC1 say Arsenal DID try and lure Dembele to north London as the clock ticked down.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery confirmed at his press conference today that his side will be without four of their experienced stars for Manchester City's trip to the Emirates on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

Emery urged fans to go into the City game and the season with optimism and said he wanted his players to take one step at a time.

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"Arsenal are going to play this pressing game and could they catch City off guard?"

Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

The Welsh midfielder is into the final 12 months of his current deal and after a decade with the Gunners has been linked with a move away.

Emery is supported by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and head of football relations Raul Sanllehi, who make up the football operations structure, identifying and buying new players to improve a squad which finished in sixth place last season. For me it's very important he stays with us.

It will be interesting to see who Emery opts for in goal between Leno and Petr Cech but Sokratis is nearly certain to start on Sunday while Torreira will be a starter if he's deemed match fit after arriving back late to pre-season following the World Cup. The contract is for the club to speak with the player.

"These five players are in this possibility to be the captain", Emery told the club's official website.

"Yesterday, the window closed here in the Premier League".

Everton and Newcastle United reportedly wanted Arsenal's Danny Welbeck this summer. "Ozil is a player who signed for fortunes and he is expected to play".

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