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Emery happy for subbed players to be angry

Unai Emery says he has no problem with players being disgruntled when they are substituted, describing such reactions as ‘normal’. Since joining Arsenal, the Spaniard has already proved he’s not afraid to make tactical changes as early as half time, he did so today swapping Matteo Guendouzi for Lucas Torreira, or to remove his most […]

Emery: Xhaka goal gave us confidence

Unai Emery says Granit Xhaka’s goal gave Arsenal the confidence they needed to see off Newcastle United following a poor first half performance. The Swiss curled home a free-kick from 25-yards to break the deadlock on 49 minutes before Mesut Ozil stroked home to double the Gunners lead just before the hour mark. It took […]

Cech: Don’t judge me on two passes

Petr Cech says criticism of his performances this season have unfairly focused on a couple of hiccups. While the 36-year-old admits an error in his distribution at Cardiff was ‘not a great thing to do’, he remains bullish about his ability to implement Unai Emery’s football philosophy. Ahead of the Gunners trip to Newcastle, a match […]

Emery: Ozil agrees he can improve

Unai Emery says he’s working hard to get the best out of Mesut Ozil and insists the player agrees that he has more to give. In the 109 minutes that the German has played this season, he’s yet to make an assist. According to the Premier League’s data, and somewhat more surprising, he’s not yet created a […]

Emery happy to have Ozil’s focus on Arsenal, dismisses dry pitch rumour

Unai Emery believes Arsenal and Mesut Ozil both stand to benefit from the midfielder’s retirement from international football although he accepts the player may have found it strange knocking about at London Colney during the Interlull. Following a stressful summer that included becoming embroiled in a political controversy and his country’s shock early exit from […]