Darren Burgess Reveals What Unai Emery Most Wanted To Change At Arsenal

Darren Burgess Reveals What Unai Emery Most Wanted To Change At Arsenal

Last season's runaway champions provide the opposition at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal begin a season without Frenchman Arsene Wenger in the dugout for the first time since 1996.

Instead, they will have to rely on Shane Long, Charlie Austin and Manolo Gabbiadini to lead their line into the new season.

"This won't happen in Premier League", Lehmann told Bild when asked if asking if defending champions Manchester City are about to build a Bayern Munich-style dynasty in England.

He has been extremely active in the transfer market, with Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi all arriving.

"Most people recognised that our defence was poor last season", Burgess confessed. "The Arsenal squad is not worse than those of the other teams".

That will come as good news to Arsenal fans. Arsenal ended up giving Mesut Ozil a contract which saw the German worldwide become the highest paid player at the Emirates Stadium.

Welbeck's preferred playing position is through the middle, but Arsenal are well stocked with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang options for that spot. The team won its third Premier League title (and fifth English top-flight trophy overall), while setting more than 10 new Premier League records along the way, including for most points (100), most goals (106), most wins (32) and the biggest winning points margin (19).

However, Emery is a coach famed for his tactical nous and attention to detail, with Carragher reckoning that it will be a very different Arsenal we see in the Premier League this season - even comparing the Gunners boss to master tactician, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.

Burgess also gave an insight to how Emery operates as a manager. I expect them back in the title.

"Like Arsene [Wenger], he's a workaholic: he's always watching film of training or the opposition. It's been great getting to know him".