"Most people recognised that our defence was poor last season", Burgess confessed.
"We conceded a ridiculous number of goals, which Arsenal hadn't done in maybe 35 years, so one thing [Emery] has been working on is making the team better organised in that area".
"He's very particular on player positioning, depending on where the ball is in certain areas of the pitch".
That will come as good news to Arsenal fans.
Saints have already brought in attacking players this summer, with the former Basel winger Mohamed Elyounoussi and the former Celtic man Stuart Armstrong coming to the south coast outfit earlier in the window.Читайте также: Egypt says it supports Saudi Arabia in rights row with Canada
Welbeck's preferred playing position is through the middle, but Arsenal are well stocked with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang options for that spot.
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.
"They return on Monday, train Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready", he said, although he was happy that Chilean Alexis Sanchez was raring to go after a full pre-season.
He also suggested that his former side, under Emery, will mount a title challenge this term.
No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race past year, and they are huge favorites going into this match.
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