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Unai Emery dispels rift with Ozil

Unai Emery dispels rift with Ozil

Unai Emery has dispelled rumours of a rift with Mesut Ozil following Arsenal’s 3-1 win against West Ham on Saturday. Ozil missed the London derby, with Arsenal revealing before the match that he was ill, but reports started to emerge during Saturday’s game that the German had left training early on Friday following a row with Emery. The report, issued by ESPN, was put to Emery during his post-match press conference at the Emirates and Arsenal’s head coach was quick to deny them. When asked to clarify claims about Ozil leaving the training ground angrily after being told he was being left …

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Emery expects a warm welcome for Wilshere

Emery expects a warm welcome for Wilshere

Arsenal manager Unai Emery claims he has the “utmost respect” for Jack Wilshere’s ability and expects a warm welcome when he returns with West Ham on Saturday. Wilshere, 26, spent 17 years with the Gunners, 10 with the first team. However, the England international couldn’t agree on a new deal with the Gunners before leaving as a free agent. “I spoke with him for 15 minutes here in Colney before he left,” said Emery on Wednesday. “The first thing for me is I have respect for his career here. And then, he chooses what the best was for him in his future. …

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Rio Ferdinand rips into Arsenal’s defence

Rio Ferdinand rips into Arsenal’s defence

Rio Ferdinand has heavily criticised Arsenal’s dismal defending in their 3-2 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Gunners’ backline was completely disorganized as Pedro and Alvaro Morata fired Chelsea into a 2-0 lead at Stamford Bridge. However, Arsenal restored parity before halftime through Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi, only for Marcos Alonso to snatch a late winner. And former Manchester United Ferdinand stuck the boot in afterward as Unai Emery’s difficult start to life at the Emirates continued. The former PSG boss had already lost his first game to defending champions Man City in his competitive debut as Arsenal boss. “This …

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Unai Emery urges Ozil to embrace defensive duties

Unai Emery urges Ozil to embrace defensive duties

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has called on German midfielder Mesut Ozil to embrace defensive duties in the team this season. The Gunners lost the first game of the season at the Emirates to defending Champions City who ran away 2-0 winners in what was equally Emery’s first game in charge. The former PSG manager has rallied his squad to show full commitment ahead of Saturday’s London derby against Chelsea. Ozil has been heavily criticised in recent years for a perceived lack of effort in most games and will be expected show more desire when defending for the team at the Bridge. When asked about the …

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Unai Emery happy with Arsenal’s win over Chelsea

Unai Emery happy with Arsenal’s win over Chelsea

Arsenal boss Unai Emery was excited with his team’s display after they came from behind to defeat Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties. The Gunners got off to a slow start in the game against Chelsea with teenage sensation Callum Hudson-Odoi providing all sorts of problems for full-back Hector Bellerin in the early stages of the tie. After Antonio Rudiger six-minute header had put Chelsea in the lead, fortune smiled down on Arsenal when Alvaro Morata missed a penalty just six minutes later. View this post on Instagram Unai Emery happy with Arsenal's win over Chelsea A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 2, …

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Ever Banega set to reunite with Unai Emery

Ever Banega set to reunite with Unai Emery

Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega may likely reunite with Unai Emery at the Emirates after holding positive talks with the club, according to reports in England. The Argentina international is currently in Russia at the World Cup where his side are struggling to remain in the tournament with one group match left to play. But his agent Marcelo Simonian is believed to have flown to London to hold talks with Arsenal chiefs, according to reports in Italy. Unai Emery isn't wasting any time! ? Arsenal have held talks with Sevilla and Argentina midfielder Ever Banega over a potential move to the …

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Arsenal complete the signing of Leno

Arsenal complete the signing of Leno

Arsenal FC have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bundesliga side Bayern Leverkusen in an undisclosed fee. The German shot-stopper made 230 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit in the space of seven seasons and had been capped six times in Die Mannschaft team but missed out in Joachim Low’s 23-man team list for the World Cup. Leno, a product of Stuttgart Academy, holds the record of the youngest goalkeeper to play in the Champions League, a record he set against London rivals Chelsea back in 2011 at just 19 years and 193 days old. Happy and proud to …

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New Arsenal boss Unai Emery promises exciting times

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery promises exciting times

The wait is finally over. It is official. Arsenal FC have confirmed the appointment of Unai Emery as the successor to Arsene Wenger at the Emirates. The Spaniard joins the Londoners after masterminding a domestic treble with French giants PSG making it a total of seven trophies in the space of two years. Despite winning this number of titles, his contract was terminated and was replaced by former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel. However, the 46-year-old has made a swift move to Arsenal as he aims to add to his decorated CV and compete with the top managers in the Premier …

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Unai Emery in talks with Arsenal

Unai Emery in talks with Arsenal

Former Sevilla and Paris-Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery has emerged as the leading candidate to take over the vacant position at Arsenal. The 46-year-old Basque manager lost his job as PSG boss earlier this month despite winning a domestic treble. The Gunners are currently in search for a new manager and have been linked with former player Mikel Arteta and former Barcelona gaffer Luis Enrique. Meanwhile, Arteta is understood to want assurances over the role he will play in Arsenal’s transfer policy before agreeing to join the club as head coach. According to Spanish football expert Guillem Ballague, Unai Emery was in London …

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PSG complete domestic treble with French Cup win

PSG complete domestic treble with French Cup win

Paris Saint Germain completed a clean sweep of trophies in France after winning the French Cup for the fourth time in a row. The Parisians were made to sweat for victory by the third tier minnows Les Herbiers. Giovani Lo Celso opened the scoring in the 26th minute of the tie before Edinson Cavani converted from the spot in the 74th minute to seal the victory for their record-extending 12th-French Cup title. The Cup triumph extended the club’s unbeaten run in the domestic cup competitions to 42 games. The French Champions could have increased the goal tally with efforts from …

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