Unai Emery ready for baptism of fire against Man City

  • Unai Emery ready for baptism of fire against Man City

Unai Emery ready for baptism of fire against Man City

Emery explained that Welbeck will not be involved in Arsenal's Premier League opener against champions Manchester City on Sunday following his exploits with England.

The summer transfer window slammed shut on Thursday night for Premier League clubs, but teams from overseas are still able to complete the acquisitions of players from English sides should they choose to sell.

However, despite reported interest from Valencia, Emery is unwilling to sell the England global, revealing that only Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell are available to leave the Emirates. "Today, we had a meeting with the players to close all the possibilities to bring more players", said Emery.

The Colombian global will also likely leave the club as Unai Emery says because he has played as a back up for Petr Cech for the last three years and the gunners signing Bernd Leno clearly showed that the gunners don't have trust in him anymore. He'll hope for a repeat of his last trip to the Emirates when his City side went up 3-0 after 33 minutes and coasted for the rest of the match.

Emery could not have been handed a more hard start to life at Arsenal with a trip to Chelsea following on from the visit of Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola set very high standards for City last season (Picture: Getty Images)What are the odds? Also, I think that it's a big and great match that we can play to start this season.

It's unclear if the Welshman will return in time to start on Sunday afternoon but it will be fascinating to see Emery's midfield.

"But I like to play more against him because it's demanding for your preparation to try to win against his teams".

But new Arsenal chief Emery believes Kroenke's move is a positive step forward for the Gunners.

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...