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Arsenal without four senior players for Premier League opener against Man City

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Andrew Wong | 12 August, 2018, 13:24

The most notable absentee in the league's elite list of managers this year will be Arsenal's long-serving manager Arsene Wenger who was replaced by former PSG boss Unai Emery.

City beat Arsenal on all three occasions they faced each other last season.

Another problem area is the left-back slot. With Sead Kolasinac's knee injury keeping him out of action for the next two months, Nacho Monreal is the natural replacement for the Bosnian. They won just once on the road in the league after the turn of the year and they were knocked out of the Europa League in the semi-finals.

It's a fresh start for everyone at the club and what better way to continue the new found positivity surrounding Arsenal than with an opening day win against City. As a result, Ainsley Maitland-Niles could deputise for the time being, and Emery confirmed he is looking at the young, versatile player as an option. "We will have bad moments and we will have to work to overcome them because in the end the players react to what the club is, what the manager and the staff are and, of course, they know we work for them". No way. I don't want to forget.

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Those standings will finalize the eight automatic selections following the conclusion of the PGA on Sunday night. Still, Furyk said, "it was nice to get a chance to see both guys play". "He showed a lot of poise".

City set a host of records - including most points, most wins, most goals and biggest winning margin - as they powered to the Premier League title last term.

He has returned to training this week but it's unclear as to whether he'll start the match or be among the substitutes.

Arsenal vs Man City: When is it? But, he has failed to make a good first-impression, largely thanks to his wobbly form in the pre-season.

With both clubs having different aspirations and targets this season, let's have a look at a combined XI.

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Bernd Leno is expected to be preferred in goal to Petr Cech, with Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis the centre-back pairing. Hector Bellerin should complete the backline, with Stephan Lichtsteiner likely to be his backup this season.

Aaron Ramsey is an injury doubt but could start, and against such a creative opposition Emery may push Granit Xhaka into a slightly more advanced role to the left of a 4-3-3. Thus, he is definitely a huge threat for the Manchester City defence, likely to be led by English global John Stones.

With the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at his disposal, his side should always pose a significant threat to opposing defences.

The Argentine worldwide is expected to be given the nod ahead of Gabriel Jesus but it will be interesting to see how the quick-footed striker manages to evade the robust Sokratis in the Arsenal backline.

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June 21, 2018: ESPN.com confirms the McNair family retained the law firm of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy to represent the family. August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues.

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