Arsenal kick off their season against rivals and defending champions Manchester City, this will be an important match to mostly the gunners because they hope to use it to test the strength of their squad. Arsenal have had a decent pre-season campaign and they lost just one match on penalties but they won the other matches so they will be hoping to use that confidence when taking on Pep Guardiola's men who recently defeated Chelsea 2-0 to win the FA Community Shield. Unai Emery didn't brag about his team in the pre-match press conference he had on Friday and said that his message to the players on Sunday will be optimism, and says that he tells his players to take every match as a new learning resource because all matches have different challenges. At what time does the match begin? The match starts at 4:00PM BST. Who will be the referee at the match? Michael Oliver Last meeting between the two clubs? Arsenal 0:3 Manchester City Arsenal injury news ahead of match against City! Aaron Ramsey is a slight doubt but he should start after picking up a calf injury during preseason, as well as Monreal (knee injury). Koscielny (Achilles) and Kolasinac (leg) are long-term absentees and definitely ruled out of this match. The gunners will be welcoming Pep Guardiola's men to the Emirates Stadium and Unai Emery will be hoping that his first competitive home match doesn't end in a loss because the Arsenal supporters will be disappointed. Unai Emery has been at the Emirates Stadium for only three months now and the Arsenal supporters believe that his the manager to lead them to their first Premier League trophy since 2004 but they will need to first overcome Manchester City who are a very strong team with also a young manager, Pep Guardiola. Arsenal has a bad history of losing on the season opening matches but the gunners will be hoping that this ended after the departure of Arsene Wenger.