Emery picks Koscielny as Arsenal captain

Emery picks Koscielny as Arsenal captain

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery said the loss to Manchester City on Sunday made it clear that his team still needs more time to work on his tactics, but he insisted there were some positive signs in the 2-0 defeat.

Emery is the first of Arsenal's last six managers, including caretakers, to lose his first league game in charge of the club.

"This morning, I give the official captain first", said Emery. "And the second half is the moment we had chances for doing a better result". To continue working I want one thing because it's very important for the players to take confidence in our work, in ourselves. We wanted to build with the ball and break their lines.

Arsenal, meanwhile, lacked sharpness in the final third and rarely managed to maintain possession, with Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan struggling to impact the game while playing out wide in a 4-3-3 system.

"Maybe there will be more leaders in the team to show this captaincy, not just in the captains' group".

Arsenal vs Manchester City, Premier League 18-19
Former Arsenal defender, Mathew Upson, has predicted that the Gunners will finish in the Premier League's top four this season. Pep Guardiola's team are still the team to beat in the league. "But we are starting a new way, and a new process", he said.

"And also together to do a new way, a new process in Arsenal". "And today is the first step in that".

Granit Xhaka should start and we could see the best of him now that he won't have the defensive duties quite so much following the arrival of Lucas Torreira.

Arsenal have also signed Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Lorient teenager Matteo Guendouzi and Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos in a busy summer transfer window.

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.

"Right winger, left winger, striker, and also yesterday he worked with us at left-back - his performance was good!"

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