Ian Wright states his prediction for Arsenal v Man City

Ian Wright believes that Arsenal are capable of beating Man City in the Premier League opener on Sunday

Unai Emery
Arsenal manager Unai Emery Photo: Screengrab

Ian Wright believes that Arsenal are capable of beating Manchester City in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

The north London side are currently preparing for their first season under Unai Emery following his appointment at The Emirates as Arsene Wenger’s successor back in May.

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.

The Gunners have a tricky start against the defending champions as they look to try and get their season off to a positive beginning.

However, Arsenal legend Wright seems to think that the Gunners could well be capable of causing an upset when they host Pep Guardiola’s men at The Emirates this weekend.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Sport, Wright said: “They start against a City team who know exactly what they are doing, but this might be a good time to play them because some of their players are late back from the World Cup.

“Arsenal are going to play this pressing game and could they catch City off guard?

“If they do, have they got enough defensively to stop City even if City are rocked by a couple of punches? That might just be my wishful thinking.”

Emery has been tasked with helping to restore Arsenal to the top of English football. The Gunners have not won the Premier League title since 2004 and they ended up in sixth place and without a trophy last term.

Wenger opted to step down at the end of last season after almost 22 years in charge.

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