Midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are back in contention for City.
The pair missed the Community Shield last week after returning to training late following the World Cup. Playmaker David Silva could also feature after sitting out at Wembley and goalkeeper Ederson will return.
Forward Riyad Mahrez could make his league debut for the club following his £60million summer move from Leicester.
Provisional Man City squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Laporte, Otamendi, Mendy, Danilo, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Delph, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Foden, Diaz, Sterling, Sane, Mahrez, Aguero, Jesus.
What are they saying?
Unai Emery 46-year-old former Paris St Germain boss is looking forward to taking on fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola in his domestic bow.
“We are excited,” he said.
“We have a lot of ambition to start well on Sunday against the last winners of the Premier League. Also, I think that it’s a big and great match that we can play to start this season.
“It’s more easy to speak here than to do it on the pitch. City, I think, after two years of working with Guardiola they have more stability, more security and when you watch City’s matches, they are playing with a very, very great confidence in themselves.