"For the first game I don’t think they will be ready for August 16. They come back beginning on August 11. All three."
Aaron Ramsey watched his team-mates’ heroics in Brazil and believes they will return to the Emirates on a high.
Injuries disrupted the Welshman’s fine form for Arsenal, but the fit-again midfielder is relishing the start of another season.
Ramsey said: "Obviously I didn’t play in the World Cup so I’ve been itching to get back and now we’re back involved again, getting ourselves ready for the season. I cannot wait for that moment to come along again.
"It’s a fantastic achievement. Germany have always been very strong in the World Cup and the Euros. They’ve had a great team spirit and that showed in the World Cup and it’s fantastic for them and for the club."
Ramsey is looking forward to linking up with exciting new recruit Alexis Sanchez, who joined Arsenal in a big-money move from Barcelona.
"Fantastic signing. He had a great World Cup with Chile as well, so we’re all looking forward to that. I’m sure he’ll settle in just fine."