One victor and loser from Arsenal’s pre-season campaign

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery is keen to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery is keen to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng

And my ex-club Arsenal also have a new manager and must win the trophy with Unai Emery.

Arsenal fans heading to their clash with Manchester City on Sunday will do so with a sense of excitement and a little trepidation as new coach Unai Emery begins the post-Wenger era with the toughest of all opening matches.

During the second period of former boss Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign as manager, the Gunners were routinely criticised for their tactical naivety. Lehmann was part of Wenger's coaching staff a year ago but was let go as part of the backroom changes.

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However, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss could hardly have asked for a more hard start to life in England than a game against a team described last season as potentially the Premier League's best ever. I expect them back in the title.

"I know there is a lot of negative talk about Spurs given their lack of transfer activity, but they have a quality squad whatever people say and they will get a buzz from moving into their new home", Smith said. The Gabonese worldwide scored 10 goals and assisted four more in only 1058 Premier League minutes. "Regardless, I must admit: They remind me a bit of the "old" Arsenal I played in". It will likely take a heroic goalkeeping performance, some bad finishing from City, or some fantastic finishing from Arsenal if they are to have a shot in this match.

Another advantage that Emery probably has going into Sunday's game, and by extension the rest of the season, is the fact he has had more time working with most of the players who were not on World Cup duty for their national teams.

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Having lost all three of the encounters between the teams last season by at least two clear goals, this new-look Arsenal has a massive job on its hands to close the gap.

Being a legendary goalkeeper, Lehmann was also asked to comment on Arsenal's new goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

"I am always interested to see whether those players can actually become world class".

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