Ahead of their crucial Premier League clash with Manchester City, Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists his squad will not sit back and play a defending game against Pep Guardiola’s squad. The Gunners coach is yet to taste any success against Guardiola. But, it seems this time they are all prepared to snatch their much-needed win at the Etihad Stadium.
On the other hand, Manchester United recently faced a shocking 2-1 defeat against Newcastle United. They are now standing in the second place of the Premier League table, five points behind the table-topper Liverpool. However, Unai Emery insists they will not adopt the defensive style of Newcastle to defeat the Sky Blues.
While talking about his strategy against Manchester City, Arsenal manager Unai Emery said “Usually Manchester City, in every match they impose their style,” and then added “You want to impose your style, you want to play with your personality, but sometimes you need adaptation – more or less, it depends on the opposition.”
He said “It is very difficult to break their style and impose yours. When a lot of teams play with a very deep block it’s because they need to play like that and can also have chances to win.” He then added, “But usually you can play 10 matches against Manchester City – maybe Newcastle, maybe Crystal Palace, maybe us as well – you can lose 10 times playing the same, or maybe lose seven, draw two and win one.”
Arsenal manager said, “But this style can work for you
He said, “Maybe Manchester City is a different example because they bought a very important lot with paying a lot and maybe we can’t do that now like that, but our way is we can also do one way similar to Liverpool, similar to Tottenham.” Unai Emery then said “Doing more with young players, using well players who can improve with us. And we are doing that. We need time, but also we need to be very demanding of ourselves to do that.”