Arsenal chief Burgess: No pushback from players over Emery's new training methods


A fourth successive top-four finish would represent a good outcome for Spurs, but they will be under pressure from Chelsea and Arsenal who finished fifth and sixth past year, while big-spending West Ham could push for a top-six finish. "The quality gap is not as big as in the Bundesliga". So, understandably, manager Pep Guardiola has not really been embroiled in a lot of transfer action, with only goalie Joe Hart, who was already frozen out of the team for the past few seasons, sold to Burnley, and Yaya Toure released.

It has been a summer of tremendous change and hard work at Arsenal as head coach Unai Emery prepares for his first season at the club. Usually, Chelsea have a successful first year under a new sporting leadership. Is this the most important business of the current window?

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.

With a long list of alternative attacking options, it's unlikely that Welbeck will see too much action as a starter this season, but he poses to continue his valuable role from the bench. Liverpool, just like Tottenham, must win something someday.

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It's expected he'll have no shortage of suitors, with reports suggesting a clutch of Premier League clubs are after the scrawl of the vastly-experienced former Manchester United forward. "Regardless, I must admit: They remind me a bit of the "old" Arsenal I played in". That is a worry because this match is against the almighty Manchester City.

In the three matches between the two clubs last season, City won 9-1 on aggregate.

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. "But it's must if you want to be a big side", the man added.