Arsenal Stars Get To Work Under New Boss Unai Emery As Host Of First-Team Players Return For Pre-Season Training

Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang completes a standing jump to mark his spring

Arsenal players have returned to the club for start of pre-season training as they finally begin work under new manager Unai Emery.

The Spaniard took over from club legend Arsene Wenger earlier this summer and now has the chance to begin his revolution with a host of first-team faces back in training.

Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Hector Bellerin were among those to be put through their paces at London Colney on Tuesday.

A host of famous faces returned to the club to begin work under new manager Unai Emery

The Armenian attacker then launched himself into the air at the club's London Colney base

Aaron Ramsey attends a medical screening session on his first day back at the club

Young prospect Ainsley Maitland-Niles leans on one arm as he tests his balance and strength

Lacazette was the club's top goal scorer in 17/18 and can be seen lifting weights in the gym

Arsenal's first-team players have returned to the club for the start of pre-season training

Those not taking part at the World Cup underwent a series of physical tests to gauge their current level of fitness.

Players could be seen jumping from a standing start, stretching and lifting weights among other things as they begin the countdown to the start of the Premier League season.

Spirits seemed to be high within the camp as players embraced each other following their time off over the summer.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aaron Ramsey and Sead Kolasinac were also among the group working out at the club’s immaculate, modern gym.

Emery has already been hard at work in the transfer market this summer, recruiting three new faces to his squad.

A deal for Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos was announced on Monday, with the former Borussia Dortmund star joining for £17million.

The defender will link up once again with Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan, who he previously played with in Germany.

Moves for German goalkeeper Bernd Leno and Swiss full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner have also been completed.

Gunners fans will be keen to see what Emery has to offer when the club get their pre-season under way ahead of the new campaign.

Arsenal are back in the International Champions Cup this summer, which ensures fixtures against elite opposition in Asia and Europe to look forward to.

Their matches will largely be held in Singapore, with their final game taking place in Ireland.

First up the Gunners take on their Europa League conquerors Atletico Madrid on July 26. Two days after that at the same venue they lock horns with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and they return to Europe on August 1 for the final game against Chelsea in Dublin.

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