More goals, more assists. I like playing with them.
"Or Manchester United. People don't know how good they will be this season, but I know the manager a little bit and I know in that situation how good they will handle it". "And then, when we have the space, to be aggressive going forward". Although Emery failed to record a victory against Guardiola during that four-year period, his tactical approach often caused serious problems in the first halves of matches.
It gets interesting in midfield, with two of Emery's new boys set to start. No way. I don't want to forget. That's the basic principle.
'The important thing is to be ourselves.
David Silva could be a question mark for Sunday's fixture as well.
However, this could be a good time to play them.
Arsenal are likely to press in the early stages, if Emery's approach against Guardiola in the past is anything to go by.
'We talked to some of them about how it was, ' revealed Guardiola.
"In the past, Arsenal have won games on great football, individual brilliance and having great attacking players", former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said.
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"Even when you are flawless, the other team can be better. Working to help when we need quick pressing against the opposition".
Eventually, Stones might be deployed as a holding midfielder with City losing out to Chelsea in the race for Jorginho.
It's an incredibly hard start for Unai Emery as the Gunners new chapter starts against a team tipped for more superiority after their exploits last season.
Despite that, City are firm favourites to retain their title.
"We can be excellent, but others can be too - there can be six contenders".