Arsenal boss Emery names Koscielny as captain - plus his leadership group

Michael Owen looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Feyenoord and Manchester United FC at Feijenoord Stadion

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Emery told "Yesterday, the window closed here in the Premier League".

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has made a decision to stick with Petr Cech as his first-choice goalkeeper despite the summer arrival of rival shot-stopper Bernd Leno, according to reports.

"We want to start well, we want to play and we want to show our quality, our work in this month tactically and with our spirit", he said.

With the tactical prowess of Emery in sharp contrast to Arsene Wenger, his successor, you can expect the Gunners not to shy away from taking the game to Guardiola's men.

"We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina, and Joel Campbell, with the possibility to leave".

Emery explained his reasoning at his pre-match press conference ahead Sunday's game, saying: 'In my career, I want leaders in the team. "It is very exciting, a great match to start with", he said.

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Torreira's impact could allow the attacking trio to be more expansive and Arsenal look likely to hand starts to Henrikh Mkhitaryan, set for his first full season at the club, Mesut Ozil, who enters on the back of a poor World Cup, and Alexandre Lacazette. To say it here is easier than doing it on the pitch.

No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race previous year, and they are huge favorites going into this match. For that, we are working this week and preparing for this game and preparing for the opposition against City as a collective and as individual players. "Winning is best motivation for me".

The Arsenal Supporters' Trust described the move as a "dreadful day" for the club, but Emery is more optimistic.

"I have confidence in myself and I can give the confidence".

"And for that this news, for me, is positive, and his commitment to Arsenal is for me the most important".

Emery has said all summer that he would name five captains of the squad, with Koscielny now named as the No. 1 among them even though the centre-back isn't expected back until December at the earliest because of a torn Achilles tendon.

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