Arsenal have been crying out for a top-class goalkeeper for a number of seasons, despite landing Petr Cech from Chelsea in 2015, and the Gunners have turned towards Bernd Leno to become the new first-choice stopper at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal finished 37 points behind Premier League champions Manchester City last season to highlight the widening gap between the two clubs following Pep Guardiola's appointment at the Eastlands outfit in 2016.
To say it here is easier than doing it on the pitch.
"We have a lot of ambition to start well on Sunday against the last winners of the Premier League". When you watch their matches, they play with great confidence in themselves and also I think Guardiola's coaching is clear in this team. "It helps if we're together, for the players to show their best performance and to transmit with every supporter the quality, the energy and the spirit to go forward against Manchester City". For a good part, Welbeck has played on either side of attack but through the middle, Emery now prefers other players there.
"We are working to improve each match and each training session".
Emery praised City boss Guardiola, whom he faced at Barcelona while coaching Almeria and Valenca, saying: "His career as a player is bigger than mine and his career as a coach is also bigger than mine". "Winning is best motivation for me".
The decision to send Calum Chambers on loan to Fulham for the rest of the season surprised many Arsenal supporters following the England man's impressive pre-season form, and it is crucial that the Gunners do not suffer injuries at the back if they are to avoid being caught short.
"I met the Kroenke family in Atlanta and he gave us his commitment in this project with Arsenal", added Emery.
Arsenal take on City without injured defensive duo Laurent Koscielny and Sead Kolasinac, while Aaron Ramsey will be hoping to be fit to take his place in midfield.