"It will be a really close battle to make the top four; Arsenal and Chelsea will push Manchester United all of the way and have an outside chance of claiming a Champions League place", Keown told BBC Sport. This could be a rude welcome to Unai Emery's first match in charge Arsenal.
Bernd Leno is expected to be preferred in goal to Petr Cech, with Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis the centre-back pairing. "And then, when we have the space, to be aggressive going forward".
"I think especially to start the Premier League against such a strong team here at Emirates Stadium and start well is important", Silva said. Look at how much Kevin (de Bruyne) or (David) Silva ran last season.
It's an incredibly hard start for Unai Emery as the Gunners new chapter starts against a team tipped for more superiority after their exploits last season.More news: PGA Championship: Woods chases leader Koepka
Aubameyang's 10 goals in 14 games in all competitions, despite only joining in January, should remind everyone that he hasn't even got started yet.
If it's a 4-3-3 Ozil will play from the right, although won't relish the prospect of tracking back with Benjamin Mendy.
"Many players made a sacrifice - John Stones, Kyle Walker, Fernandinho".
Pep Guardiola's team are fancied once more, and who'd put it past them to be lifting the title again in May. Danilo is expected to miss the opening games of the season with an ankle injury.More news: CAPROCK Group Inc. Acquires New Holdings in Trade Desk Inc (NASDAQ:TTD)
Emery added that he wants each of his players, regardless of their positions on the pitch to adopt a holistic approach to the games they play. "I didn't intentionally go in to make a bad challenge", he added.
One of the quartet will take the armband in Monday's (AEST) Premier League opener against Manchester City, given Koscielny remains sidelined with the ankle injury that ruled him out of France's triumphant FIFA World Cup campaign.
The hosts will improve as Unai Emery gradually imprints his style but take nothing away from City.
'Also he has this experience to continue defending our goal.More news: Liverpool Star Urges Reds To Show Pre-Season Results Against West Ham