Jens Lehmann: Arsenal must win Premier League under Unai Emery

  • Jens Lehmann: Arsenal must win Premier League under Unai Emery

Jens Lehmann: Arsenal must win Premier League under Unai Emery

There are suggestions new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has told the forward that he won't be playing regularly next season, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette ahead of him in the pecking order.

Manchester City's only high-profile signing during the summer has been Riyad Mahrez, who won the Premier League with Leicester City in 2016 and has notched 39 goals and 27 assists in 139 appearances in England's top tier.

And it has been claimed the forward could leave Arsenal on deadline day in order to play more football next season.

It is quite clear that Arsenal's new manager Unai Emery wants Aaron Ramsey to stay at the club but the player shouldn't use that to ask for big demands. "Regardless, I must admit: They remind me a bit of the "old" Arsenal I played in".

After helping the Gunners to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, manager Arsene Wenger was finally forced to resign after a 22-year-long tenure at the club following 14 straight seasons without a league trophy, and has now been replaced by Unai Emery.

Goalkeeper Ospina is also likely to move on, having dropped down to third choice following the arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, and has been linked with Besiktas. "The question is: Can he show more than he did in the past?"

The Italian takes his side to Huddersfield Town on Saturday where Kepa Arrizabalaga, the world's most expensive keeper at 71 million pounds ($91.43 million), is set to make his debut. He does that - good.

While optimism is growing at Anfield, the same can not be said at last season's runners-up Manchester United who kick off the new season on Friday at home to Leicester City with a squad that is under-cooked, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

The former Germany global also questioned Liverpool's decision to spend £65 million on Alisson, saying the Brazil goalkeeper hasn't proven that he's among the world's best. "He has not given any proof of it", Lehmann said.

"I don't see that they've improved loads".