So there is a little bit of confidence about today's rivals, and they also know they beat us last season so may bot be too apprehensive about our unbeaten run.
Emery said: "I respect Wenger a lot, but no matter how much information he gave me, I had to change things". It is credit to Bournemouth, who have been criticised for their transfer activity in the past, that each of those players would command a sizeable resale value if they were forced to sell, with Fraser still only 24 years old, while King and Wilson are both 26.
That means a win against Bournemouth is badly needed in order to not lose touch with the Champions League places, with the club desperate to get back into the lucrative competitions after two seasons in the Europa League.
Bournemouth and Arsenal have been operating at very different ends of the football pyramid over the years but Sunday lunchtime's Premier League fixture sees the team ranked sixth in the table host the side now occupying fifth place. But the last three we have drawn.
A man hoping to earn senior worldwide recognition with England at some stage said of the differences between his bosses of past and present: "Wenger was very good for me as a manager and what he did for me". Even now, four months later, I still say 'we are just at the beginning!'
"We are in that process: create an idea, a style, be competitive".
"We can improve this team". I mean, on paper Arsenal are always favourites, so they can take huge pride in that. I want to be demanding of myself, the team and the club.
"Two years later, they were in the final of the Champions League". Man United can be forgiven, but the defeat to Newcastle will have given them a shock and they will will want to bounce back to winning ways.
Bernd Leno started the season on the bench but has not missed a minute since replacing Petr Cech at half-time against Watford at the end of September.
TV channel: Coverage starts on Sky Sports Premier League at 12.30pm.