Published: Mon, September 17, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

EPL: Unai Emery wants Arsenal players to be "angry"

EPL: Unai Emery wants Arsenal players to be

The 23-year-old was featuring for the first time since he was dismissed at Cardiff City earlier in the season, and looked like a man who had been without game time for nearly a month.

The visitors looked comfortable heading into three minutes of added-on time, but Clark gave Newcastle a lifeline by powering in a header from eight yards after being left all on his own at the back post.

And Arsenal moved into complete command nine minutes later when Ozil's low finish beat the hand of Dubravka after Alexandre Lacazette's initial effort from Xhaka's left-wing pull back was blocked.

"Of course it's a new way for Mesut (after his global retirement), and we want him to show his quality in his performance each day in training and in each match", said Arsenal coach Emery.

A win against Rafa Benitez's Magpies would be a massive boost for Arsenal ahead of the start of their Europa League campaign, with their first match coming against Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava.

The Uruguay global gave Arsenal a objective on the ball, and he soon got them ticking. But most importantly, it was their lack of proficiency of playing out from the back as they appeared tentative on the ball throughout the first half.

"I am very happy to play for Arsenal and especially for the new coach". We needed this control to impose our ideas.

Both teams made a change at the back, with Clark having to replace the injured Jamaal Lascelles and Arsenal boss Emery opting to give Lucas Torreira 45 minutes in the spot of Matteo Guendouzi.

"But we conceded a lot of chances for transition for the counter attack".

"I will work with every player and continue our process to create the team as we want".

"Normally I will use a different keeper for this competition, but I'm thinking about the best performance".

But England manager Gareth Southgate would have been equally frustrated watching two worldwide hopefuls at St James' Park, as midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was an unused substitute after his recent injury layoff, while center-back Jamaal Lascelles failed to reappear for the second half after sustaining a thigh problem.

"The result gives us confidence but the things on the pitch, individually and collectively, that we can improve", he said, per Sky Sports.

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