Ian Wright states his prediction for Arsenal v Man City

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has explained how he wants the Gunners to play this season as he prepares to take charge of his first competitive fixture since succeeding Arsene Wenger.

However, former Premier League victor Lehmann has dismissed the idea suggesting that other teams like Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United too could compete for the title and it won't be a lopsided campaign like last time.

Last season's runaway champions provide the opposition at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal begin a season without Frenchman Arsène Wenger in the dugout for the first time since 1996.

Lehmann also gave a surprising compliment to Spurs by comparing them to the youthful Arsenal sides that he was a part of between 2003 and 2008.

"Arsenal are going to play this pressing game and could they catch City off guard?"

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"Alisson is certainly a good man, but not a world-class keeper you'd expect for this price".

Kroenke agreed a deal to buy Alisher Usmanov's 30 per cent stake in Arsenal for more than £550m on Tuesday to take full ownership of the club.

Petr Cech and new signing Bernd Leno both were handed starts in pre-season but Emery is expected to start the latter after bringing him in for £20million from Bayer Leverkusen.

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.

Jürgen Klopp's side, bolstered by the likes of Brazil keeper Alisson from AS Roma, compatriot Fabinho, and fellow midfielder Guinean Naby Keïta, are the most likely to close the gap on City, who won the title by 19 points last season.

Interestingly, Chambers also enjoyed a similar season-long switch at Middlesbrough in 2016/17, making a total of 24 Premier League appearances.