However, The Telegraph claim that Emery has opted to pick Cech as his main man for the foreseeable future - starting against Manchester City - due to the experience and leadership qualities he possesses.
Pre-season training has included intense double sessions and players can brace themselves for the hairdryer if they don't reach the high standards their new boss has set.
"The past is very important in this club, with the people that were working here".
'We started at the same moment as coaches.
"We have Koscielny out with a long injury and then also Kolasinac has a long injury". Arsenal also signed veteran defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner - who is the Switzerland captain - and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who are also seen as strong personalities both on and off the pitch. Together I think we can improve, to win in our way.
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beIN has one more season to run in its present contract with the new Premier League season getting underway on Friday evening.
"I think every player and every coach and every supporter also is excited to start Sunday and to watch the match. My idea is to give us the best performance".
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.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has ruled out the prospect of England striker Danny Welbeck leaving the club this month but said that Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina, and Joel Campbell have all been informed they are surplus to requirements. Emery had hinted at his choice of the other four during preseason, as Cech, Ramsey, Ozil and Xhaka were all captain for at least one game.
"I want leaders in the team - every player at every time to have the capacity to show leadership, but these are the five players who have the possibility to be captain".
Emery, who has won plenty of silverware in his time, including three successive Europa Leagues when coach of Sevilla, says that he has been coaching the team this week to counter what he believes is Guardiola's system.