Arsenal will be hoping to start the season on a positive note at home against champions Manchester City. There were a lot of positives in the pre-season games the Gunners played, especially the seamless induction of young players like Matteo Guendouzi and Emile Rowe Smith into the first team.
Neither side have any suspensions.
The club has however released a statement on the current injuries it has ahead of their match against Pep Guardiola's men.
"It's clear, the aim for the club is to arrive as champions, play for titles".
Up front is also hard to predict, although the three that started a week ago could easily do so again.
Welbeck's departure would benefit both him and Arsenal; the England forward would get some much-needed game time, and Unai Emery would have some funds freed up to use before tonight's deadline strikes.
Ospina has been linked with Turkish clubs Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe after Arsenal completed the signing of Bernd Leno earlier in the summer.
Lucas Torreira, another new signing, could make his debut in midfield. "And then when we have the space, to be aggressive going forward", Emery told Sky Sports. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world.
Arsenal are without a victory in their last five league meetings with Manchester City (D2 L3), and have won just two of their last 12 against the Blues (D5 L5). The 30-year-old Argentinian has already kicked off the 2018-19 campaign with a two-goal performance against Chelsea during City's 2-0 victory in the FA Community Shield match on August 5, with the Citizens outshooting the Blues 18-5 and showing a dominant performance - as if the team never really had a summer break.
"Looking around the dressing room and seeing what other players are being paid, in Arsenal's case the ludicrous contract that they awarded to Mesut Ozil in February, Ramsey might not think he's going to get that level of contract, sees himself as all footballers do when they get the age of 28, think this could be my last major contract". The Gunners have not won the Premier League title since 2004 and they ended up in sixth place and without a trophy last term.