Guardiola backs Emery to mount title challenge with Arsenal

Guardiola backs Emery to mount title challenge with Arsenal

Ross Houston
August 12, 2018

Arsenal's director of high performance also said that the Spanish manager was also working on the player positioning depending on where the ball is in certain areas of the pitch and this is something which Aubameyang tried to explain after their friendly match against Boreham Wood, and said that the plan is all about working together to try to recover the ball when you lose it.

The 29-year-old, who signed for the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the January transfer window for a club record £56 million, will be well-rested as the top flight gets underway in North London, after his worldwide side Gabon did not qualify for the World Cup.

New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery will be hoping Aaron Ramsey is fit for his first game in charge as Premier League champions Manchester City visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Instead, he has told his players to use their form of a year ago - in which they also set records for most points, wins and goals in the Premier League era - to launch another championship charge.

"They know we work a lot and I have spoken many times with them".

"Pep Guardiola has backed Unai Emery to make an instant impact at Arsenal and turn the club back into Premier League title contenders".

Belgium playmaker De Bruyne and England forward Sterling played an influential role in Manchester City's title triumph last season.

He faces a Guardiola who is now fully into the swing of things at Manchester City and had an unparalleled domestic campaign previous year where City racked up 100 points. "People spoke to me when I arrived saying it's like this or like that, but I discovered many things during the process, watching what happens'".

This might worry Arsenal fans who are optimistic after the exit of Wenger but if the mettle they have shown during their preseason matches is anything to go by, then his first match on English soil against Pep promises to be a cracker. We were the best last season, definitely, there is no doubt about it.

The duo only returned to training on Monday after helping their national teams progress to the semi-finals in Russian Federation in July.

"In my career I want leaders in the team. They just have so much quality". Their defence will be even stronger this season too, especially after the World Cup campaign's Kyle Walker and John Stones had.

He adds: "I see Kevin de Bruyne smashing it in terms of the PFA player of the year".

"I am looking every day and the players are smiling in training with a big collective spirit".

"A final you have to try to win it and we prepared for it like it was a game in April, May".

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