City have now lost only one away game in the league - at Liverpool - of their last 21, and manager Pep Guardiola felt their performance was close to flawless. Michael Cox looks at the tactics, Alan Thompson provides the betting lowdown.
Emery is convinced the Gabon worldwide can win the Premier League's Golden Boot this season.
Here is how you can catch all the action of this first big Premier League match of the season. One crunching challenge on Arsenal new boy Matteo Guendouzi resulted in a booking, but the tackle was more enthusiastic than malicious.
The report also mentions that Arsenal are believed to be discussing a new contract with Ramsey, although this has not been officially confirmed as of yet.
It was a 2-0 defeat for the Spaniard in his first game in charge after goals from Sterling and Bernado Silva but there were positives to take.
It's likely to be three against three in midfield. David Silva failed to make the matchday squad. As for Arsenal, there wasn't much creativity and Mesut Ozil was had a horrendous day.
"We wanted to start here with our supporters", he said.More news: Bodies of 3 suspected militants found after Jordan shootout
To watch a live stream of the Arsenal vs. Manchester City English Premier League showdown, go to NBC Sports Live Extra, or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and on set-top devices such as the Roku and Apple TV. Monreal, however, came back from the World Cup with a knock and was unable to take part in any pre-season training or matches since his return.
De Bruyne's fellow Belgium global Vincent Kompany is also on the bench, meaning January arrival Aymeric Laporte starts alongside John Stones at the back. The title is City's to lose, but they'll be hoping for more than just back-to-back championships in England.
Having spent the dying embers of Wenger's reign subjecting the Frenchman to vitriolic abuse, Arsenal's fans were energised by the sight of Emery on the touchline.
"It wasn't easy because they started the second half very strong". I think we need to improve.More news: Emery names five Arsenal captains
With Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool all winning their opening Premier League matches across the weekend - the latter by a 4-0 margin over West Ham United in Sunday's early kick off - it was City's turn to fire a reminder - as if one was needed - of their own title credentials. That said though this is still a tricky opener for the Champions.More news: How blue light accelerates blindness