Unai Emery: 'Pep Guardiola is a better manager than me'

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"I think that Guardiola's coaching is clear in this team", said Emery.

Unai Emery also says that his message to the players on Sunday will be optimism when they face off against Manchester City who recently defeated Chelsea 2-0 to win the FA Community Shield, but the gunners will also be hoping to be at their best when they welcome them at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have been busy in the summer transfer market and brought in five new players ahead of the Spaniard's first season in charge as they look to try and challenge for the title next season.

Koscielny, now out with an ankle injury, captained the side in place of Per Mertesacker last season. After Laurent, our other captains are Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, and Granit Xhaka. The representation for every player and in every time in the season the capacity to do that. "Confidence in our work, confidence in himself", Emery said.

"I want to show and to be together with the supporters and to start a new way, a new process". Then we need to build and create by the way. "You need building all the time".

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The experienced Maurizio Sarri is the latest incumbent in the Chelsea hot seat having replaced Antonio Conte last month.

Given Vida's impressive World Cup outing, it would be a smart investment from Emery to acquire the Croatian's services and the centre-back's experience and know-how could prove to be pivotal during Koscielny's absence.

This coming Sunday starts the beginning of a new chapter for Arsenal football club, with Unai Emery becoming the club's boss at the start of the summer, after Arsene Wenger's 22-year love affair with the North London side came to an end.

"The past is very important in this club, with the people that were working here".

"But we are starting a new way, a new process with the same players and the new players, the new coaches". I want those two moments to feel the same for all players. "I am looking every day and the players are smiling in training with a big collective spirit". But then we are going to watch Sunday, how is the response of the team against Manchester City.