Carragher: New Arsenal boss Emery compared to Rafa Benitez

Heather Diaz
August 10, 2018

The priority for manager Unai Emery, a title victor with Paris Saint-Germain last season, was strengthening Arsenal's defense and he went for experience with Stephan Lichsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The new era begins this weekend when they host defending champions Manchester City. Usually, Chelsea have a successful first year under a new sporting leadership.

No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race a year ago, and they are huge favorites going into this match.

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.

"In the past, Arsenal have won games on great football, individual brilliance and having great attacking players".

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The French global 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 Spurs and [Harry] Kane must make use of the current momentum they have before it collapses one day. "But it's must if you want to be a big side".

Being a legendary goalkeeper, Lehmann was also asked to comment on Arsenal's new goalkeeper Bernd Leno. He must take more risks and continue his development.

With the tactical prowess of Emery in sharp contrast to Arsene Wenger, his successor, you can expect the Gunners not to shy away from taking the game to Guardiola's men. Something in my guts tells me that Arsenal will just nick this one. "He has not given any proof of it", Lehmann was outright to analyze the custodian.

The 27-year-old had been a doubt for the Emirates Stadium clash after suffering a calf injury in the warm-up prior to a pre-season friendly against Chelsea on August 1. "I see many keepers playing at his level".

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