Unai Emery Reveals The Message He Tells His Players

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The new manager, the Telegraph said, confirmed that Laurent Koscielny, now out injured, would be his main captain, but that he would be backed up by Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.

Koscielny will serve as "No 1 captain" but is likely to be out of action until the new year because of injury.

This is going to be Arsenal's first season without Arsene Wenger if you became a gunner before 1996 and the gunners will be hoping that Unai Emery impresses in his first season to prove that they were right to call for the resignation of Arsenal's former manager.

Arsenal begin their Premier League campaign with a daunting clash against champions City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, and Cech has won over Emery to get the nod between the sticks. Then I told the players it will be Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.

Emery explained his reasoning at his pre-match press conference ahead Sunday's game, saying: 'In my career, I want leaders in the team.

"Today, we had a meeting with the players to close all the possibilities to bring more players".

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.

"And also together to do a new way, a new process in Arsenal". Emery said. "The past is very important for this club with the people who were working here. But we are starting a new way, and a new process", he said.

Yet despite Arsenal's reduced status, Emery, who parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season, jumped at the chance to follow in Wenger's footsteps in north London.

"My first message is clear: think about each match".

"For me, that is the best message I can give the supporters". Also, I think that it's a big and great match that we can play to start this season. I want those two moments to feel the same for all players.

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