Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette were among the stars present at London Colney

UNAI EMERY took charge of his first training session as Arsenal kicked off their pre-season at London Colney.

The new Spanish boss put the players through their paces ahead of a friendly match against Boreham Wood.

The Spanish chief is keen to make his mark in North London after taking over from long-serving boss Arsene Wenger.

Emery is renowned for his attention to detail on the training ground and his relentless work ethic.

And with the Premier League approaching, the 46-year-old called his team in for pre-season training.

A number of players are away at the World Cup, but the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were present.

The players had to undergo a number of examinations to determine their fitness levels after the summer break.

Emery had the players squatting, planking and lifting weights in the training ground gym.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was put through his paces alongside Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal are preparing for a friendly against Boreham Wood before they take on Atletico Madrid on 26 July.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos was in action after he completed a move from Borussia Dortmund earlier this week.

According to 101 Great Goals, the new Gunners boss is now reportedly monitoring PSG midfielder Adrian Rabiot.

He has played 207 games for the French side, with 22 goals and 15 assists.

But Manchester United, City and Barcelona are also expected to scramble for his signature.


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