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Arsenal manager Unai Emery expects tough debut against defending champions Manchester City

Arsenal manager Unai Emery expects tough debut against defending champions Manchester City

Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has taken over the reins at Arsenal from club legend Arsene Wenger in what will be a completely new experience for many Gunners fans. Arsenal also signed veteran defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner - who is the Switzerland captain - and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who are also seen as strong personalities both on and off the pitch.

Danny Welbeck began his pre-season work on Monday after enjoying a break following his exploits at the World Cup with England but he's still short of match practice so won't be considered against City. I like playing him because the preparation is demanding, to try and beat his teams and when we were in Spain, every match against Barcelona for Valencia and Sevilla was very exciting.

When you watch their matches, they play with great confidence in themselves and also I think Guardiola's coaching is clear in this team.

Arsenal coach Unai Emery has said the prospect of Stan Kroenke gaining total ownership of the club is "positive" after the billionaire gave him his full backing in May. Emery had hinted at his choice of the other four during preseason, as Cech, Ramsey, Ozil and Xhaka were all captain for at least one game.




"We need two things: quality players, which we have, and then organisation". "But we want to play with the idea to create a winning mentality". He started his career as a bigger player than me. The same when we are thinking defensively, I want our strikers to be thinking: "We need to protect the goalkeepers".

For now, Emery is simply looking to build an identity and improve. "We only have three players, Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave", he said.

'It is for that we are working this week, preparing this game and preparing the opposition.


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