Arsenal new head coach Unai Emery.
Unlike Arsenal, Guardiola's team are a force all over the pitch.
The Armenian global will likely get a start today as Unai Emery will need his players to feed Aubameyang crosses in the match. Every club in the Premier League will be taking their best shot against City this season, but, if it's even possible, they are more stacked than they were last season.
Arsenal hosted Manchester City on the opening weekend of the Premier League season on Sunday afternoon. "A win helps to win more".
It was the first time since 1996 that Arsenal has opened a season without Wenger in charge. New signing Lucas Torreira only makes the bench for the Gunners' first game of the season.
"Our style with the ball is to be protagonists, to do things with combinations, to control the match with the positioning of the ball", Emery told Sky Sports.
The new Arsenal Spanish boss though believes City will have the upper hand as they have a consistent style due to manager Pep Guardiola being with them for two years and he is still bedding himself in at the Gunners. It's not winning back to back, it's to be ourselves.
The Greek global was brought earlier this summer, in order to provide more steel in the backline following the retirement of Per Mertesacker at the end of last season. "In my career, I want leaders in the team".
"I know exactly what we did to achieve that and we start from there". That's the basic principle. "We also need time, but now I am happy because I think the players are improving".
"When you play against a team of City's quality and confidence it is always going to be hard". If not, Aubameyang is likely to start from the left flank, although he may the lead the line here.
Guardiola's teams are known to evolve into a deadly combination of adroitness and application over prolonged periods of time and it will be intriguing to watch how Manchester City tackle opponents who have specific plans to counter their approach. Mauricio Pochettino's men have finished above them for the past two seasons. The latter, of course, was briefly considered favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger, and it was notable that Guardiola embraced him warmly after City's second goal.