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Unai Emery explains why Arsenal struggled in the first half

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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery is pleased to have a win at the St James Park against Newcastle United

The win is a major boost and relieves to the team after so many doubts owing to the slow start and two consecutive defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea respectively.

However, the team was seen to have struggled in the first half and the Spanish manager has got an explanation for that.

The former PSG manager stated that as planned, his boys failed to have needed control over the game which would have helped.

He added that getting the game under control would have helped the Gunners impose their ideas on the play and that would have been enough to destabilize their host.

He lamented the failure to conclude some of the counter attacks which ended up in an attack against his team, in addition to the corners that were conceded in the first half.

He stated that all of the issues were talked about in the second half which helped in handing his side the win against Newcastle.

He praised his team’s positioning during each attack in the second half as most of them were concluded.

The Spaniard ended by stating that the first goal gave the confidence to improve on the match and to impose the intended ideas on the game.

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Shake up at Arsenal not over with latest move

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The shake up at Arsenal seem to be far from being over with latest development currently being reported at the club.

According to sportspromedia.com, the new plan which will see a new development at the Emirates Stadium will have the club establish a new private members’ club named The Avenell Club.

The club is to be named after the road of former stadium, Highbury.

The plans will make the second phase of the redevelopment of Club Level – the club’s premium area for club supporters.

In a bid to make the fans more comfortable, the features of the new club include panoramic views of the pitch, as well as a live-action chef station and a feature cocktail bar, with work set to begin in summer 2019.

Meanwhile, the Champions Bar and The Highbury Suite, which have been in existence will see some renovations in the summer to improve the hospitality experience for fans.

This is coming after Arsenal made some shakeups in the summer by doing away with former manager, Arsene Wenger.

His exit brought a new era of Unai Emery who is currently in charge.

It was followed by the departure of chief executive, Ivan Gazidis to AC Milan.

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Emery gives Leno big hint ahead of Europa encounter

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After many days of waiting, new Arsenal recruit might finally be in the pole when Arsenal file out against Vorskla Poltava in the Europa game.

The goalkeeper who came in the summer with the prospect of beating the competition from Petr Cech and emerging as the first team goalkeeper but that did not happen as he did not get the nod from Spanish manager, Unai Emery in the Premier League.

Howbeit, tonight’s Europa game could be the opportunity for Arsenal fans to see their new stopper who had arrived Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

Emery has however given the player a big hint of becoming the first team goalkeeper even in the Premier League.

According to the former PSG manager, the culture of the sharing formula for goalkeepers in which one takes the league and the other takes European competition does not apply as he seeks to make do of the best.

He hints that should Leno ceases the opportunity to produce a good display, he will oust the former Chelsea keeper as his first choice.

Emery noted that his selection is strictly based on performance and nothing more.

Cech has been criticized for his several blunders in the league but that has not been enough for Emery to have a change of mind on him.

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Experienced Lichtsteiner tells Arsenal the secret to returning to the UCL next season

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Europa League bound-Arsenal have been told by new summer signing Stephan Lichtsteiner what to do to return to the UEFA Champions League, UCL.

The North London club are missing out of Europe’s biggest tournament for the second consecutive year and Lichtsteiner who is not new to the competition thinks there is something that needed to be done to ensure Arsenal emerges victorious in the current Europa League.

Winning the Europa League gives Arsenal an automatic ticket to the Champions League even if they fail to secure a top three finish in the Premier League.

The veteran says he has missed the UCL football and believes the club have the talent to get back into Europe’s top tier again next season should they adhered to his advice.

According to him, the Gunners must accord respect to all competitions especially the Europa as it could just be the way to go.

He stated that the culture obtainable in his former club was according to respect to all competitions.

He noted that the best team was used to execute each competition and that really helped.

However, Arsenal manager, Unai Emery has maintained that he will approach all competitions and games with all seriousness, stressing that no competition is bigger than the other.

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