Arsenal boss steps up preparation for new season [photos]

Arsenal begin their campaign against Manchester City and Emery wants his players in top shape.

Emery who replaced Arsene Wenger has infused intensity to Arsenal’s training as the players aim to impress the new manager.

The Arsenal stars went through a bleep test during the indoor training session as the new manager tries to impose his philosophy and style of play on the players before the start of the season.

Some of his players such as Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil and others are on a break following their participation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Emery made use of the players at his disposal.

Arsenal has lined up preseason friendlies against Atletico Madrid on Thursday, July 26, and

Senior players such as Hector BellerinAlexandre Lacazette, Petr Cech, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan who joined in January were available for the session.

The former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla boss has recruited new players such as  Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Stephan Lichtsteiner, and Konstantinos Mavropanos and the Arsenal stars know they will have to prove their worth.

The players went through a series of assessment to enhance their strength and flexibility with Aubameyang setting a new record distance in the one-legged triple jump.

The Gunners start their campaign with a game against Premier League on Saturday, August 11.

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