Bookworm Unai Emery hopes inspired reading rubs off on Arsenal players
- Author: Stacy Allen Nov 07, 2018,
Nov 07, 2018, 5:31
They can certainly test unbeaten Liverpool in Saturday evening's showdown at the Emirates Stadium, says Andy Schooler.
Unlike recent performances where Arsenal have started slowly, Emery's players must be focused from the start and will need to put early pressure on the Liverpool defense, led by Dutch global and record transfer Virgil van Dijk, if they have hopes of snatching all three points from the Reds.
"We are in our mentality that we also need to improve things but each match they are giving us a lot of information for improvement and development and I trust in my players".
Emery's Arsenal are still finding their identity but have quickly gained a reputation of scoring some outstanding team goals.
Arsenal came from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 at the Emirates.
Ramsey is now set to become one of the most in-demand players in the coming few months - with clubs from home and overseas looking to seal his signature. "We had clear chances, they had chances as well". "We've got a long journey back so we will rest and recover, be off tomorrow and be back in on Friday for a big game". "I just can not see how Arsenal will live with them", Merson exclaimed.
"If Hector Bellerin is injured, you're talking about Granit Xhaka at left-back, a central midfield player, and Stephan Lichtsteiner at right-back, who has been a good player but is almost 35 now".
"The most important for me with Aaron - I spoke with him last week - is his spirit, his quality, his performance", Emery said.
"It's hard for 90 minutes but in moments we need to impose our ideas in a duel of 90 minutes".
- Paudie O'Connor is the first player to both score and be sent off in the same League Cup match since Lewis Cook for Leeds United versus Doncaster Rovers in August 2015.
In midfield Emery is without Matteo Guendouzi who is suspended and Mohamed Elneny is injured.
He may be matching Cristiano Ronaldo goal for goal in Europe, but Roberto Firmino is in slightly underwhelming form in the Premier League, by the standards he has set in the last two seasons. Naby Keita, who arrived in the summer, will continue to be sidelined, as he nurses his hamstring injury.