It means that the Gunners will enter the season with a new manager for the first time in almost two decades, with the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla boss keen to get the ball rolling early on.
After regular success with his previous two clubs, winning a domestic treble with PSG last season, Emery wants to lead Arsenal towards further glory – with the main focus being lifting the Premier League title for the first time since 2004.
The new Gunners boss faces a baptism of fire for life in the Premier League, tackling Manchester City and Chelsea in the first two games of the new season, and Emery has revealed the blueprint to his plans at the Emirates Stadium.
“Our style with the ball is to be protagonists, to do things with combinations, to control the match with the positioning of the ball. And then when we have the space, to be aggressive going forward.
“Defensively: first it is to be organised, recover the ball quickly. But in these two moments in the match we need to work. To say it here is easier than doing it on the pitch. We also need time, but now I am happy because I think the players are improving.
“We need two things: quality players, which we have, and then organisation. Together I think we can improve, to win in our way. I repeat: organised, then play.”