Another advantage that Emery probably has going into Sunday's game, and by extension the rest of the season, is the fact he has had more time working with most of the players who were not on World Cup duty for their national teams.
Saints boss Mark Hughes will be desperate to bolster his attacking ranks before this evening's 5pm deadline, after his side's impotency in front of goal almost cost them their Premier League status last season.
Manchester City do look strong enough to make it two straight titles and given the way they started their campaign with a 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield, many fans too agree that Pep Guardiola might have built a dynasty in England like in Bayern Munich.
Burgess also gave an insight to how Emery operates as a manager.
Arsenal are thought to have interviewed 10 candidates before deciding on Unai Emery, and just 11 weeks into the job, his approach is becoming clearer. "The quality gap is not as big as in the Bundesliga". Usually, Chelsea have a successful first year under a new sporting leadership.
The report claims that new boss Unai Emery has spoken to the player, with the option of staying at the club not being ruled out at this stage.
However, I expect to see a different Arsenal team under Emery with no apprehensions or tentativeness, unlike Arsene Wenger's teams.
The German keeper also heaped praise on Arsenal's arch-rivals Spurs, who have impressed under Mauricio Pochettino.
A fourth successive top-four finish would represent a good outcome for Spurs, but they will be under pressure from Chelsea and Arsenal who finished fifth and sixth a year ago, while big-spending West Ham could push for a top-six finish.
It's has been a summer of change at Tottenham's neighbor after Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign ended. There were a lot of positives in the pre-season games the Gunners played, especially the seamless induction of young players like Matteo Guendouzi and Emile Rowe Smith into the first team. It appears they right now don't know how to win trophies.
Manchester City were nothing short of spectacular last season.