The Gunners are preparing to kick off the new season by hosting the defending champions in north London on Sunday afternoon as they bid to try and get their campaign off to a positive start.
It has been a summer of change at Arsenal, with Unai Emery having been appointed as the club’s new manager following Arsene Wenger’s exit at the end of last season.
The north London side have brought in a host of new players after having concluded deals for Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Manchester City are likely to be without a number of their key stars due to their involvement in the World Cup as they prepare to travel to north London on Sunday.
And former Arsenal defender Keown seems to think that the Gunners have a great chance of being able to beat the defending champions at The Emirates this weekend.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Keown said: “Unlike their rivals, Arsenal only had one player in the World Cup semi-finals. City had seven.
“When they travel to the Emirates on Sunday the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling may be unavailable.
“Arsenal will not have a better chance to beat the all-conquering champions. Do so, and they could steal a march on their rivals.”
Arsenal finished without a trophy last season and they have not won the Premier League title since their unbeaten campaign back in 2004.
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