Unai Emery demands 'personality' from Arsenal players - Premier League 2018

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"And also, we need in the balance of players, when the team needs to work in the pitch to help the team to find the win, to stay with the performance".

Arsenal take on Newcastle United at St James' Park in their first game back after the worldwide break. He can improve, he can do more.

Asked about Monreal at a news conference at London Colney on Thursday, Emery said: "First, I knew Nacho Monreal in Spain when he was playing in Osasuna and in Malaga".


Arsenal manager Unai Emery is hoping a break from worldwide football can help Mesut Ozil recover his best form at club level for the Gunners, AFP reports.

"He had a relaxing three days off at the weekend".

Ozil has looked slightly out of place when Emery has deployed him on the right wing rather his normal central role as a No. 10, but Emery reiterated that the German is happy switching between the two. "And I want to push every player to be okay to help the team if for one minute, 30 minutes or half time or 90 minutes".


'Now, it is very important for me to think first about the match against Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez on his tactics against Arsenal: "Every game is different".

Benitez on Newcastle's confidence: "Last year, we had some games in a row [when] we weren't winning, but we were close. We won", Emery said.


But after two wins under their belt the Gunners should be feeling a little more confident, but this will be another big test of whether the team have come to terms with Emery's tactics. We luckily didn't get any injuries while the players were away on worldwide duty, but as Xhaka, Lichtsteiner, Welbeck and Sokratis all played on Tuesday they will have fitness tests to test their recovery. Things like that can happen in every game, and that's why football is so hard.

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