Maitland-Niles isn't a natural left-back, although was deployed there on various occasions last season, and his right-footedness might help if Guardiola deploys Riyad Mahrez on the right flank, as the Algerian is always attempting to drift inside onto his left.
Would he be able to guide the Gunners to victory against a side that amass a record 100 points last season in his first official match?
"They can do it", he told a news conference.
The former Everton starlet will start alongside Aymeric Laporte, whose lack of experience in the Premier League means that Stones will certainly have to take charge of the backline. 'Forget how much Liverpool have spent, they were already a good team last season as well. I work a lot and I am good on that.
"The results I don't know, but the process of being together is nice".
"He is a smart, intelligent, well-prepared manager, so he will know exactly what to do".
"In my career I want leaders..."
Now he is at Arsenal, one of the best teams in England, and he is a contender to win titles.
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"Everybody is able to dream", he added.
'What we have done last season doesn't mean that now we are going to win this'.
Emery is convinced the Gabon worldwide can win the Premier League's Golden Boot this season. We start again. That is why it is fascinating, it is a new challenge. That's why it's fascinating.
Arsenal fans are delighted with the addition of Lucas Torreira, who performed incredibly well for Uruguay in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. During the season we will have really bad moments - it is impossible to have the ideal season all the time - but when you win one title you can win another one. That is the main thing we have to try to do. Mauricio Pochettino's men have finished above them for the past two seasons.
"Maybe Tottenham could not spend because of the stadium, but there is Chelsea with Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante in the middle, and Hazard, Willian, Pedro and Morata up front so you cannot say they are not contenders to win". You can not say they are not contenders to win.
"The [players] show me in two seasons, especially the last one, we can trust them".