The target for so many teams, particularly the promoted trio of Cardiff, Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers, is just staying in the Premier League.
Emery has spent the most part of the preseason drilling his players and infusing in them his footballing philosophies and ideas to help them become a better team.
He also suggested that his former side, under Emery, will mount a title challenge this term.
Three ways Arsenal could line up during Unai Emery's first season in charge. He said, "The quality gap is not as big as in the Bundesliga". But City did pull out of a bidding battle with Chelsea for midfielder Jorginho, who was swiftly reunited with former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Usually, Chelsea have a successful first year under a new sporting leadership.
No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race past year, and they are huge favorites going into this match.
And then, while talking about his ex-club, the invincibles' goalkeeper said, "Arsenal also have a new manager and must win the trophy with Unai Emery".
Manchester City's only high-profile signing during the summer has been Riyad Mahrez, who won the Premier League with Leicester City in 2016 and has notched 39 goals and 27 assists in 139 appearances in England's top tier.
However, I expect to see a different Arsenal team under Emery with no apprehensions or tentativeness, unlike Arsene Wenger's teams.
"In the past, Arsenal have won games on great football, individual brilliance and having great attacking players".
"Many young and interesting players".
A fourth successive top-four finish would represent a good outcome for Spurs, but they will be under pressure from Chelsea and Arsenal who finished fifth and sixth previous year, while big-spending West Ham could push for a top-six finish. But Spurs and [Harry] Kane must make use of the current momentum they have before it collapses one day. The new era begins this weekend when they host defending champions Manchester City.