So far the Spaniard has proven to be a shrewd appointment and is enjoying his first season in England, with his side sitting fifth in the table.
“I’ve learnt in the Premier League that every team has good players, good organisation, good possibilities in the 90 minutes against every team,” Emery said.
“On Saturday, the first thing is a very big respect, more than Manchester United, more than Tottenham, because we need a high level in our performance to win against them.
“At the beginning, sure we need a high level individually and collectively. I told you at the beginning of this press conference, on Tuesday against Bournemouth, they played a very good match.
“Also they won at [Wolves] in the last match away. On Saturday, they are going to push a lot and [will want] a surprise.
“We are very convinced in our way – work, prepare, respect, push with our supporters at the Emirates and feel the spirit with them.”