The Gunners manager wanted to sign Denis Suarez for a long time but the deal took too long because Barcelona wanted to sell him off permanently.
"But I do think at this moment of time that City are making mistakes and Liverpool look like they are making less".
Suarez, who only played twice for City's first team, has identified two Gunners greats as inspiration for him: record goal scorer Thierry Henry and his namesake Dennis Bergkamp.
Mesut Ozil wasn't particularly bright against Cardiff and probably isn't the right attacking midfielder for this contest, so Aaron Ramsey will likely replicate the man-marking job he did on Jorginho, and attempt to nullify Fernandinho.
He explained he can not spend big like City, evidenced by his lone January signing of Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona following a summer window that saw them go for less established players. At centre-back it could be Koscielny - if not, Nacho Monreal will continue out-of-position in the centre with Sead Kolasinac at left-back. Secondly, he played at Manchester City with the youth teams. I think with Liverpool, they are having a very big Premier League season. And I saw a lot of players who speak a lot in the locker room, "I want to do that", and afterwards, when they go out on the pitch and they are under pressure, say "I don't want the ball and I don't want to defend".
"We have a very big motivation in our competition in the Premier League and the Europa League, and I think for example that Sunday is a very big and tough match, but it's a great match for us to show everybody how we are now against Manchester".More news: Knicks Officially Trade Kristaps Porzingis To Mavericks
He would get after us every day, telling us that the teams they had before at Liverpool were better than we were.
"I know he's not played a lot for Barcelona, but he's a player that the manager wants".
"Doing more with young players, using well players who can improve with us". On Sunday, I am positive about the possibility of playing different players.
There is no doubt that the Spaniard would provide multiple options for Unai Emery and Arsenal as they seek to qualify for the Champions League next term.
Smith reasoned: "Arsenal fans would have loved to have seen a little bit more business, but they did manage to bring in Denis Suarez".
"They are very good deals for the club".