"They return on Monday, train Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready", he said, although he was happy that Chilean Alexis Sanchez was raring to go after a full pre-season. Something in my guts tells me that Arsenal will just nick this one. "Regardless, I must admit: They remind me a bit of the "old" Arsenal I played in".
Goalie Bernd Leno has joined the club from Bayer Leverkusen.
Southampton are reportedly keen on signing the Arsenal forward.
The manager hasn't faced many major challenges at the North London club but it seems he has finally got one which is - Aaron Ramsey not signing a new contract yet the club has offered the Welsh worldwide a deal but the midfielder is hesitating to sign it for un known reasons.
Manchester City were nothing short of spectacular last season.
However, former Premier League victor Lehmann has dismissed the idea suggesting that other teams like Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United too could compete for the title and it won't be a lopsided campaign like last time. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
"I see a lot of potential at Chelsea, who have a new manager in Maurizio Sarri".
Champions League finalists Liverpool kick off their season at Anfield against West Ham United, as Tottenham Hotspur travel to Newcastle United on the opening day for the second successive season. He joins an already prolific attacking collective of the Citizens, who were led by Sergio Aguero's 30 goals in all competitions previous year.
Although Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke's imminent total takeover of the club has been received with horror by the fans, they have still had plenty to cheer about after the arrival of new manager Unai Emery, some exciting new signings and some pretty decent games during the preseason.
Burgess also gave an insight to how Emery operates as a manager.