And Burgess has revealed that Emery has been particularly focused on improving their defence before the start of the Premier League campaign.
The Spaniard is not the only new manager hoping to make an instant impact in the capital. The team won its third Premier League title (and fifth English top-flight trophy overall), while setting more than 10 new Premier League records along the way, including for most points (100), most goals (106), most wins (32) and the biggest winning points margin (19).
Champions League finalists Liverpool kick off their season at Anfield against West Ham United, as Tottenham Hotspur travel to Newcastle United on the opening day for the second successive season. "The Arsenal squad is not worse than those of the other teams".
The gunners were put in a tight decision last season when their then two best players - Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil went into the final year of their contract hence putting alot of pressure on the club.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has remained outwardly calm about the lack of activity in the market despite calling on the club's owners to take "risks" at the end of last season.
Emery was brought in to replace Arsene Wenger after his 22-year reign ended with a sixth-place finish in the league last season.
But how have Arsenal been preparing for the new season?
He has been extremely active in the transfer market, with Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Matteo Guendouzi all arriving.
Of the three promoted clubs, Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers look capable of flourishing in the top flight after strengthening but it could be a long haul for Cardiff City who mark their return away to Bournemouth on Saturday.