Deployed as a lone striker this season, his hunt for goals begins against Premier League champions Manchester City at the Emirates.
And at half-time, Neville then claimed Emery shouldn't be too upset with the first half despite Arsenal being outplayed. How many 35-year-olds are playing in the Premier League?
Whereas other sides are struggling to find 11 fit players because of injuries and World Cup hangovers, Arsenal seem in decent shape for the new campaign. 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.
'People say we have to forget what we did last season.
Centre-back Laurent Koscielny will miss the fixture as well. Hector Bellerin, meanwhile, will need all his speed against Leroy Sane.
Initially Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva were the tipped partnership in the centre of midfield, however a prolonged rest for both players means the Portugal worldwide should enter the fray for the Sky Blues' season opener. Arsenal are likely to welcome another debutant, the feisty but creative Lucas Torreira, in their deepest role.
Arsenal have turned to Unai Emery to replace Wenger at the north London side following the Frenchman's 22 seasons in charge. Sergio Aguero hit the ground running with a brace in the Community Shield win and will lead the line against Arsenal. Thus, he is definitely a huge threat for the Manchester City defence, likely to be led by English global John Stones.
The Gunners will be without Sead Kolasinac who suffered a knee injury during a pre-season match against Chelsea, and also Nacho Monreal who only recently returned to full training. Look at how much Kevin (de Bruyne) or (David) Silva ran last season. The title is City's to lose, but they'll be hoping for more than just back-to-back championships in England.