Welbeck at left back? Emery on Arsenal's defensive woes

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The gunners signed a new goalkeeper this summer but the manager has hint at making Petr Cech his first choice goalkeeper this season and so we expect Unai Emery to begin the Czech Republican worldwide in-goal against Manchester City.

With Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac expected to miss the visit of champions City to Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Welbeck has been trialled as a full-back during training. Hopefully the fierce jostling for position will drive Manchester City players to improve and develop each other, which can only be seen as a good thing. They won just once on the road in the league after the turn of the year and they were knocked out of the Europa League in the semi-finals.

But, he might not enjoy a positive start to his Premier League career as he will face the best midfielder in the league in Kevin de Bruyne.

That less than prolific strike-rate, however, does not tell the story of a massive improvement in front of goal since Pep Guardiola took over at the Etihad.

Arsenal start their post-Wenger period with a serious test at home to the Premier League champions, so the Gunners must be up to speed with Unai Emery's tactical approach very quickly. But Emery insisted Welbeck won't be one of those leaving the club as the rest of the continental transfer season plays out, while saying David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell would be allowed to leave if they wanted. That's the basic principle, ' he urged. They don't know it, one day one of them will be a manager and realise what we feel, ' he said.

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Tactically, it would be more of the same for Manchester City - their fluid transitions and quick executions of intricate passing moves are likely to get more precise.

'We talked to some of them about how it was, ' revealed Guardiola.

Koscielny usually wore the armband last season as well, as club captain Per Mertesacker rarely played.

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