Odds Slashed On Danny Welbeck Leaving Arsenal With Southampton, Everton In Frame

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal finished sixth in the Premier League last season and two-time Premier League champions Nwankwo Kanu recently declared that it would take a "miracle" for the Gunners to immediately challenge for the tile this season.

The north London side are now preparing for their first season under Unai Emery following his appointment at The Emirates as Arsene Wenger's successor back in May. "I want to be together with the supporters to start a new way with the same players, also some new players, and with a new coach and new staff".

"I want one thing, because it's very important for us and for the player, is take confidence". The representation for every player and in every time in the season the capacity to do that.

Offloading Welbeck would also help the Gunners trim their wage bill, with Welbeck one of the bigger earners at the club, on a reported £115,000 a week.

"We want to start well, we want to play and we want to show our quality, our work in this month tactically and with our spirit", he said.

"In the past, Arsenal have won games on great football, individual brilliance and having great attacking players".

Unai Emery acknowledges that Pep Guardiola has had a more successful managerial career than him, but is looking forward to facing off against his compatriot this weekend.

Emery said Welbeck will not be available for selection for their opening league match against Manchester City on Sunday but that he remains part of his first-team plans.

Leroy Sane may also feel he has a point to prove after not making it into Germany's World Cup squad, and looks a good value longer bet at 17/10 (2.70) considering he has scored in three of his previous four league meetings with this opposition.

"I met the Kroenke family in Atlanta and he gave us his commitment in this project with Arsenal", added Emery.

And the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach has stressed the importance of Arsenal being on the front foot.

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