Unai Emery ready for baptism of fire against Man City

Dean Simpson
August 11, 2018

Arsenal have reportedly told Danny Welbeck that he would be surplus to requirements this season under Unai Emery and have instructed his agent to find a new club for the forward.

Pep Guardiola's side visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in what will be Emery's first game as Arsenal's head coach.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes playing Man City on the opening day of the season is a great time to face them. Not only the players in the captain's group.

The signings of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Lucas Torreira have created some optimism within the club, but the off-the-pitch antics with Stan Kroenke might cause some disruption. "Winning is best motivation for me". And then when we have the space, to be aggressive going forward. Defensively: first it is to be organised, recover the ball quickly. "For me, that is very important", he said.

'They show me in two seasons, especially the last one, we can trust them, ' Guardiola said.

Emery speaks English far from fluently but his command of the language has improved since his appointment in May and he hopes his team have made similar strides during the summer.

Guardiola took time to settle too, but he answered his critics last season and his team's performance in the Community Shield suggested that they are raring to go once more. "I have confidence in myself, and also I can give them the confidence". For that, we are working this week and preparing for this game and preparing for the opposition against City as a collective and as individual players.

"It's clear, the aim for the club is to arrive as champions, play for titles".

However, The Telegraph claim that Emery has opted to pick Cech as his main man for the foreseeable future - starting against Manchester City - due to the experience and leadership qualities he possesses.

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