With new manager at helm, Arsenal (6th in PL last year) start their life without Arsene Wenger, hosting a home clash against Manchester City (1st in PL last season), who won the Premier League last year, beating nearly every record. And my ex-club Arsenal also have a new manager and must win the trophy with Unai Emery.
"This won't happen in Premier League", Lehmann told Bild when asked if defending champions Manchester City are about to build a Bayern Munich-style dynasty in England.
New manager Unai Emery will particularly want to make a statement against Pep Guardiola, a coach he has not won a competitive match against.More news: Arpaio speaks to toy doughnut in new Baron Cohen’s show
"He makes it hard for teams to play against them and will play 4-2-3-1".
Unai Emery has been continually saying that he hopes to create his squad around Aaron Ramsey in nearly every public interview he is having but the player is still not ready to sign a new deal even though he is hearing such statements from the manager.
"Many young and interesting players".More news: Students Scramble For Info After Saudi Arabia Pulls Canadian Scholarships
It's obvious that their defence held them back from greater success last season, and it's been a problem which has been ongoing for some time. 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.
In recent seasons, Arsenal have not won the opening game of the season, with the exception of last season where they had to come from behind twice to defeat Leicester City 4-3 at the Emirates. The new era begins this weekend when they host defending champions Manchester City.
"That will be the biggest difference with Arsenal this season compared to when Arsene Wenger was in charge and they played more off the cuff".More news: Georgia joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation could trigger awful conflict
Instead, they will have to rely on Shane Long, Charlie Austin and Manolo Gabbiadini to lead their line into the new season.