With new manager at helm, Arsenal (6th in PL last year) start their life without Arsene Wenger, hosting a home clash against Manchester City (1st in PL last season), who won the Premier League last year, beating nearly every record.
The 68-year-old parted ways with Arsenal at the end of last season, replaced by Spaniard Unai Emery, but has made no secret of his desire to continue coaching. Lehmann commented, "I see a lot of potential at Chelsea, who have a new manager in Maurizio Sarri".
Arsenal have struggled to keep pace with the likes of City, Manchester United and Chelsea over the last few years under Arsene Wenger. The new era begins this weekend when they host defending champions Manchester City.
The Portuguese coach has clearly been disappointed by the club's off-season spending and has rued the fact that, like other top-flight clubs, many of his squad have had minimal preparation, having had time off to recover from the World Cup.
However, the forward is said to be aware that is not going to be a regular starter for the Gunners once again this season.
Unai Emery now has less than 24 hours to add any more players to his side, before the window slams shut at 5pm tomorrow.
"I do not think it will be a particularly entertaining campaign for United fans, but they had a great defensive record last season and although he did not get his centre-half, there is no reason why they will not be as hard to beat".
It's clear that Emery has attempted to instil a new philosophy at the Emirates and that has clearly started from the goalkeeper. But in these two moments in the match we need to work.
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.