Premier League 2018-19: Arsenal vs Manchester City Preview

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

Premier League football returns this weekend and Manchester City begin the defence of their title with a trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is excited about his baptism of fire in the Premier League on Sunday even though he could have wished for an easier first opponent than champions Manchester City.

Wright has revealed the two concerns playing on his mind though prior to Pep Guardiola's men's visit to north London.

Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League last season and two-time Premier League champions Nwankwo Kanu recently declared that it would take a "miracle" for the Gunners to immediately challenge for the tile this season. When you watch their matches, they play with great confidence in themselves and also I think Guardiola's coaching is clear in this team.

Offloading Welbeck would also help the Gunners trim their wage bill, with Welbeck one of the bigger earners at the club, on a reported £115,000 a week.

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Bournemouth will be hoping to wrap up the signing of Colombian defensive midfielder Jefferson Lerma for a club-record fee. Speaking on Friday, new Blues manager Maurizio Sarri said he was unsure whether Courtois would stay.

"We are working. I believe in myself, in these players and in the club", he added. His statistics are better than me. Above all, it is about confidence in ourselves to do the best match on Sunday.

Emery also risked the early wrath of the Arsenal supporters as he suggested majority shareholder Stan Kroenke's move to take complete control of the club is a positive thing.

The Arsenal Supporters' Trust described the move as a "dreadful day" for the club, but Emery is more optimistic.

"And for that this news, for me, is positive, and his commitment to Arsenal is for me the most important". The same when we are thinking defensively, I want our strikers to be thinking: "We need to protect the goalkeepers".

Emery's decision to appoint five captains is all part of his desire to change the way Arsenal work after he succeeded Wenger in the summer.

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