Emery set for baptism of fire as Arsenal host Man City

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If Emery is successful in transforming Arsenal's defence, they could well challenge for the Premier League again next season.

There were obvious problems with the Arsenal side last season and now, the club's Head of High-Performance Darren Burgess has revealed what Unai Emery most wanted to fix as head coach.

"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.

Emery has spent the most part of the preseason drilling his players and infusing in them his footballing philosophies and ideas to help them become a better team.

Unai Emery plans to trim his squad after bringing in five new signings and Welbeck, Ospina and Elneny could now move on.

The French worldwide was one of the most exciting players in Europe when he joined Barcelona in a big-money move from Borussia Dortmund last summer but he endured a frustrating debut campaign in Spain.

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And it appears the latter had a key role to play in bringing the World Cup's highest scoring defender to the north west club. It is not known whether Mina will line up against Wolves in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

"Alisson is certainly a good man, but not a world-class keeper you'd expect for this price".

No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race previous year, and they are huge favorites going into this match. The 30-year-old Argentinian has already kicked off the 2018-19 campaign with a two-goal performance against Chelsea during City's 2-0 victory in the FA Community Shield match on August 5, with the Citizens outshooting the Blues 18-5 and showing a dominant performance - as if the team never really had a summer break.

City showed against Chelsea that they are going to continue from where they left off last season.

It's led to speculation over a move to Arsenal and the Sun are citing a report from Mundo Deportivo that claims we're looking to launch a late bid to sign Dembele on an initial loan on deadline day.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey returned to training on Thursday ahead of Sunday's opening Premier League game against Manchester City.

The Spanish manager took charge of Arsenal just a few months ago as Arsene Wenger's replacement.

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