Emery set for baptism of fire as Arsenal host Man City

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery has had a busy window

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery has had a busy window

A new era is set to begin for Arsenal.

Arsenal will kick off their Premier League season with a home clash against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon at The Emirates.

The Gunners' squad is looking bloated and reports from ESPN and the Telegraph say Unai Emery is happy to let any of those three players leave before the deadline on Thursday. But City did pull out of a bidding battle with Chelsea for midfielder Jorginho, who was swiftly reunited with former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge.

For example, last season they has the joint third best attack in the Premier League with 74 goals, but they only had the eighth best defence, having conceded 51 times.

No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race past year, and they are huge favorites going into this match. "Regardless, I must admit: They remind me a bit of the "old" Arsenal I played in".

That gutsy display against the eventual bronze medalists is thought to have gained manager Akira Nishino more favour in his homeland, but the Japan FA would still prefer to bring in Wenger. It appears they right now don't know how to win trophies.

Emery has been tasked with restoring Arsenal to the top of English football, after the Gunners finished in sixth place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last term.

With the tactical prowess of Emery in sharp contrast to Arsene Wenger, his successor, you can expect the Gunners not to shy away from taking the game to Guardiola's men. "He has not given any proof of it", Lehmann said. "I see many keepers playing at his level".

The 27-year-old English worldwide has less than a year remaining on his contract and so a lucrative deal as a free agent is only one season of bench-warming away, if he was to be that way inclined. "You must ask yourself why they only played 50 matches in six years as a pro".

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