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Unai Emery first training session as Arsenal manager

Unai Emery has taken charge of his first training session as Arsenal manager since succeeding Arsene Wenger.
The long-serving Frenchman stood down at the end of last season following 22-years at the helm to be replaced by the former PSG and Sevilla coach.

Emery, along with chief executive Ivan Gazidis and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, has already set about strengthening the squad he inherited from his predecessor with experienced defenders Stephan Lichsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos signing from Juventusand Borussia Dortmund respectively.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno, meanwhile, signed from Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month to challenge Petr Cech for the No.1 spot, while a deal for Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira is expected to be completed after the World Cup.
While a host of stars who have been busy in Russia were absent, Emery was able to run the rule over a number of his senior stars including the likes of Aaron Ramsey, who the club are hopeful of tying to a new long-term contract, record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his strike partner Alexandre Lacazette.

Emery got the job, in part, by virtue of his willingness to put his faith in youth and the presence of teenagers Emile Smith-Rowe and Reiss Nelson as well as Ainsley Maitland-Niles suggests he will be as brave as Wenger in that regard.

Arsenal begin their pre-season campaign a week on Saturday against Borehamwood, before traveling to Singapore for games against Emery’s former club PSG and Atletico Madrid and are also due to face Chelsea in Dublin at the start of August.
The Gunners begin their Premier League campaign with a daunting fixture against champions Manchester City at the Emirates and then travel to Stamford Bridge for what is likely to be Maurizio Sarri’s first home match in charge of the FA Cup holders.

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