So Pep Guardiola will be delighted to have come through a tricky fixture with the three points.
Arsenal were handed a hard start to the season when they hosted Manchester City on the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a late goal ruled out for offside that summed up the Gabonese striker's afternoon. A title challenge is very unlikely, but a top-four place isn't out of the equation.
"We are excited", he said. 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.
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Emery has had plenty of work to be getting on with.
Wenger's remarkable feats in the first half of his reign will stand the test of time, but few Arsenal supporters lamented his departure after 14 years without a league title.
Arsenal have had a relatively uneventful summer in terms of signings, but there is no denying that reinforcements have arrived all across the pitch. Thus, he is definitely a huge threat for the Manchester City defence, likely to be led by English worldwide John Stones.
That coupled with their exceptional midfield and options in forward areas mean they'll be favourites again this season.
Koscielny usually wore the armband last season as well, as club captain Per Mertesacker rarely played.
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Pre-season training has included intense double sessions and players can brace themselves for the hairdryer treatment if they do not reach the high standards set by the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla manager. A viewing of last week's Community Shield might have dampened that slightly; City were superb against Chelsea and that was with Kevin De Bruyne, among others, still to return. Together I think we can improve, to win in our way. "Then, the contract is for speaking with the club and the players".
Riyad Mahrez revealed why City have paid £60m for him as he eased beyond Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with jet heels on. Bosnian Sead Kolasinac is out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal isn't yet match fit. Danilo is expected to miss the opening games of the season with an ankle injury.
Matteo Guendouzi was blamed by his Arsenal teammates for Raheem Sterling's goal.
He'd talked impressively ahead of the first combat, declaring that "the past is good but it's finished" and managing to say, with no disrespect to Wenger, why the capitulation to Manchester City which had Gary Neville fulminating in the bone-chilling cold of last March would not happen on his watch.
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Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency for the state, authorizing the Virginia National Guard to help keep the peace. Mr Kessler had sued the city after he was denied a permit to hold a second rally, but dropped the case last Friday.