Konstantinos Mavropanos and Rob Holding make up the reserve centre backs while Laurent Koscielny is still on the road to recovery from his Achilles injury.
However, Arsenal have a few problems of their own, especially at left-back.
In addition to the title, City also won the Carabao Cup and they have already shown signs of maintaining the momentum by winning the Community Shield in comfortable fashion.
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He demands plenty, both physically and tactically, but it's a process that helped him deliver three consecutive Europa League titles while in charge of Seville, as well as seven trophies in two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain.
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"But the other players are with us and we are going to work at the Emirates the day before the match with all the players".
Speaking at his pre-game press conference on Friday, Emery spoke about his optimism for the season.
He has returned to training this week but it's unclear as to whether he'll start the match or be among the substitutes. Hopefully the fierce jostling for position will drive Manchester City players to improve and develop each other, which can only be seen as a good thing. Bernd Leno seems set to start ahead of Petr Cech in goal. Hector Bellerin should complete the backline, with Stephan Lichtsteiner likely to be his backup this season.
The addition of Lucas Torreira in defensive midfield is exactly what the doctor ordered for Arsenal, while youngster Matteo Guendouzi looks equally at home spraying passes around and making runs from central positions. Emery, known for creating well-drilled sides, will have impressed on them the importance of pressing high and hard and then counter-attacking swiftly.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang starts up front, with Alexandre Lacazette among the subs.
The Argentine worldwide is expected to be given the nod ahead of Gabriel Jesus but it will be interesting to see how the quick-footed striker manages to evade the robust Sokratis in the Arsenal backline.