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.
Ian Wright believes that Arsenal are capable of beating Manchester City in their Premier League opener on Sunday. "We are looking in this way, one team with a passion, with a quality, organised, and in this way we are near to winning in the future".
Already, Lucas Perez has sealed a cut-price £4million switch to West Ham today, but Arsenal still need to offload at least one player to stand any chance of affording Vida.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Sport, Wright said: "They start against a City team who know exactly what they are doing, but this might be a good time to play them because some of their players are late back from the World Cup". Emery however, wants defenders to think like attackers, and attackers to think like defenders, and for the chasm in the middle of the pitch to be filled with agile, hard-working players.
"For me, that is very important", he said.
"When we are thinking in an attacking moment, I want the goalkeeper thinking for that, he is the first".
Danny Welbeck was a player in demand in the summer transfer window, with Everton, Newcastle United and Southampton among the clubs reported to be interested in the Arsenal forward. 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.
"But I like to play more against him because it's demanding for your preparation to try to win against his teams".
"For me, that is the best message I can give the supporters". Ederson Moraes is likely to reclaim his place in goal while Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva are back in contention having been rested in pre-season.
"On Sunday I want first to be together with our supporters".