Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Welbeck at the back? Emery impressed by Danny's versatility

Emery spent most of his playing career in the Spanish second division Emery spent most of his playing career in the Spanish second division
Kristopher Love | 12 August, 2018, 19:05

Welbeck, 27, has traditionally played in more advanced positions during his career, but with Sead Kolasinac out for two months with a knee injury and Nacho Monreal also unavailable for their Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday, Emery has been toying with using the England global as a left-back.

The gunners signed a new goalkeeper this summer but the manager has hint at making Petr Cech his first choice goalkeeper this season and so we expect Unai Emery to begin the Czech Republican global in-goal against Manchester City. Although they have only managed 2 wins in their last 12 meetings with the reigning champions.

Arsenal finished sixth last season as they completed their campaign in dismal fashion. "No way", said Guardiola.

"In my career, I want leaders in the team".

Arsenal and Manchester City will meet on Sunday in the Premier League's marquee match of week 1. That's the basic principle. "I am focused on that, not focused on back-to-back (titles)", Guardiola told reporters. The pair missed last week's Community Shield after taking delayed summer breaks following the World Cup. Mauricio Pochettino's men have finished above them for the past two seasons.

"That's the dream", Guardiola said. "Working to help when we need quick pressing against the opposition".

'I work a lot - I am good at that.

"What we'll see Arsenal do more this season is win games tactically.

First, he is injured but he is also captain of this group, is Koscielny", Emery said ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener against Manchester City.

So there we go.

Pep Guardiola's team are still the team to beat in the league.

"Maybe Tottenham couldn't spend because of the stadium, but Chelsea - imagine Jorginho, [Mateo] Kovacic and [N'Golo] Kante in midfield, and [Eden] Hazard, Willian, Pedro and [Alvaro] Morata in front". People spoke to me when I arrived saying it's like this or like that, but I discovered many things during the process, watching what happens. We can do our job but the others can do their job too.

"But if we do our job, we will be there".