"Danny has multi-position possibilities - right winger, left winger, striker", said Emery. "Now, when I say something to them, they know exactly what we have to do", Guardiola's words were refreshing, the Spaniard once again demonstrating why his unique outlook towards the game plays such a prominent role in him being a serial victor.
For Emery, an opening game against the Premier League champions is a daunting task.
The Gunners signed five players in the summer transfer window to bolster Emery's squad ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Also, I think that it's a big and great match that we can play to start this season.
The gunners don't have many options so Unai Emery will likely start him against Manchester City today. They embarrassed us badly a couple of times last season and they themselves will be feeling very confident as they begin the defence of their title.
Sokratis makes his debut in defence alongside Shkodran Mustafi while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leads the line up front with Alexandre Lacazette named on the bench.
"We are excited", he said.
Guardiola's side might become more technical at the back this season, with Aymeric Laporte and John Stones seemingly his first-choice combination, with the more rugged Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi back-ups. "Working to help when we need quick pressing against the opposition".
'It is not comfortable but if you want to compete in four competitions we cannot compete with just two good central defenders.
The 27-year-old has often been praised for his versatility and it seems Emery is keen to embrace this quality as he prepares for his first competitive game as Gunners boss.