Liverpool visit the Etihad this evening with seven points separating them and Manchester City in the table.
The Reds have not been beaten in the league this season and are in buoyant mood having thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday.
Arsenal are 13 points behind Liverpool and would be reasonably expected to want help from City to not extend the gap.
In his press conference ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Blackpool, Emery was asked who he wanted to win and gave a coy response.
Emery said: “At the moment they are the two best teams in the Premier League, also with Tottenham in this moment.
“It’s a very big match for all the supporters of football. I am going to watch it like a football supporter, to learn and to take more information on the two teams, tactically and individually.
“I think it’s a great match in football.”
When asked if it would benefit Arsenal if City won, Emery added: “We can only respond in our way.
“We aren’t in the top four and we have three points difference to Chelsea. Liverpool and Manchester City, they are far [in front], Tottenham maybe also, but we need the motivation to do one way, to get closer. The difference [in points] between Liverpool and us is big.”
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS VS BLACKPOOL
Emery – “This morning Dinos Mavropanos started to train after I think five months.
“That’s good news. Emile Smith Rowe trained with us this morning. Continuing with his injury and not OK to train with us is Mustafi, he has to recover from his small injury and continue working alone.
“Bellerin and Nacho Monreal, Mkhitaryan and also Mesut didn’t train this morning. Tomorrow is the last day, we are going to wait for tomorrow, for how we can be for Saturday.”