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“I remember when [Spanish goalkeeper] Cesar arrived at Valencia after a season at Tottenham and he told me that if one day I could, I should go to the Premier League,” Emery said.
And the 47-year-old has no regrets over making the switch to the Emirates Stadium.
“I can only say very positive things of my stay here from the first day up to now,” Emery said. “I have found a lot of support when it comes to the day-to-day.
“They are very respectful. The coaching staff is very happy here. It’s a very competitive league. Each team has good qualities and I’m really enjoying it.”
Wednesday’s result left Arsenal in fifth place in the league standings, 10 points adrift of defending champions City.
“It’s very difficult,” Emery said, when asked if any team can challenge City for the title this season. “He [Pep Guardiola] has created an incredible team.
“They play marvellous football. They are proving in England that they are very difficult to beat.”