Unai Emery vows to play his strongest team in the Europa League

Unai Emery vows to play his strongest team in the Europa League

According to Emery, he is expecting to see his players play with "personality" when they face the Magpies this weekend.

Unai Emery on Mesut Ozil's form: "I want to find with him the possibility to do the best, to make decisive passes, to do more near and in the box to score".

"For Liverpool it was very important because they lost in the Premier League the top four, and they needed it to go into the Champions League".

Ozil was omitted from Arsenal's squad for last month's 3-1 win over West Ham, prompting reports of a dispute with Emery - who had said the midfielder was ill - before he returned to the starting XI for the last game at Cardiff.

Emery is determined to stick with this defensive line-up, so we can only hope that they start playing as a unit for once, but I'm not feeling very confident at all! "In this process, we will work, we will help him, give him the possibility on the pitch to be together, to find his qualities for us". He can improve, he can do more.

"In his career Mesut played like a 10 and on the right, coming inside with his quality", Emery went on.

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

Now it is very important for me to think first [about] the match against Newcastle [at the weekend], we need to win the three points and then think the same for the Europa League.

"We will have a chance, but you are talking about a team with good players", said Benitez. I look at him with the focus totally here.

"Every conversation with him is speaking about us and about our work here every day", he 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.

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