Arsenal vs Manchester City
The first 'heavyweight' match of the 2018/19 Premier League season is happening at the Emirates as Arsenal welcome Man City.
This will be Arsenal's first game with a new manager since 1996 after Wenger left in the summer. If Alex Ferguson leaving Man Utd taught us anything, Arsenal’s new era could take time to develop and grow, whereas City are already a well-oiled machine. Even Pep Guardiola took a season to adapt to the Premiership. It's unlikely Unai Emery will bring immediate success to the Emirates.
Arsenal also haven't strengthened their squad a great deal although the few signings they have made could all start against the Champions, Leno, Torreira, Lichtsteiner and Sokratis..
Unai Emery is yet to beat Pep Guardiola in 10 previous attempts
Man City look to be carrying on from where they left off last season as they brushed aside Sarri's Chelsea in the Community Shield with some ease.
We should see most, if not all, the stars back in action who propelled the Citizens to a 100 point season last term.
Arsenal vs Manchester City prediction
|Man City||Bet365||1.90||8||0-2 WON (+7.2 units)|