City, I think, after two years of working with Guardiola they have more stability, more security and when you watch City's matches, they are playing with a very, very great confidence in themselves.
Emery faced Pep Guardiola regularly when they were in charge of Valencia and Barcelona respectively.
This should be an entertaining Sunday afternoon game, the Gunners only failed to score once at home last season, but it was against today's opponents and City only failed to score once on the road (0-0 Crystal Palace) so it's really no surprise to see both teams to score and Over 2.5 goals trading at short odds on around the [1.5] mark.
On the season ahead, he added: "We are excited".
"For me this is a new way and a new process, the past is important for this club and the people working here, but we are starting something new with the same players".
"That's the basic principle".
Guardiola held some one-to-one meetings with his players after the World Cup to check they were ready to go again. Emery has confirmed his return to full training this week, and with a good pre-season under his belt, Ramsey could be donning the armband against the champions. The likes of Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva are not expected to be up to speed yet but City still looked a class apart without them when they beat Chelsea in the Community Shield last weekend.
Guardiola's side might become more technical at the back this season, with Aymeric Laporte and John Stones seemingly his first-choice combination, with the more rugged Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi back-ups.
"It's hard when you can't let some of them play". It hurts a lot.
"Winning is the best motivation and we will try to continue what we have done". We need four on the top level. They have to compete between each other and accept my rules.
However, if Emery can sort out Arsenal's defensive problems then they could be a force to be reckoned with, such is the quality they possess in attacking positions.
Eventually, Stones might be deployed as a holding midfielder with City losing out to Chelsea in the race for Jorginho.
"We can do our job, yes, but maybe Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea can do their job better and win", he said.
The Gunners entertain Pep Guardiola's champions at the Emirates on Sunday.
No club has retained the title since Manchester United in 2008-09.