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Emery expects tough Premier League debut against City

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Jamie Carragher

Unai Emery on Friday named the five Arsenal players he has appointed as captains for this season.

However, Emery is a coach famed for his tactical nous and attention to detail, with Carragher reckoning that it will be a very different Arsenal we see in the Premier League this season - even comparing the Gunners boss to master tactician, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.

An impressive pre-season run leaves Arsenal fans hopeful but what exactly is Emery's strategy for the Gunners?

Ahead of their first showdown on English soil, Emery has welcomed the challenge of getting one over on his compatriot. Today, we had a meeting with the players to close all the possibilities to bring more players.

Vida has been frequently linked with a move to the Premier League during the summer with Liverpool also interested. I like playing him because the preparation is demanding, to try and beat his teams and when we were in Spain, every match against Barcelona for Valencia and Sevilla was very exciting.

"For me, that is the best message I can give the supporters".

Arsenal have won just two of their last 12 encounters with Man City in all competitions.

On whether winning back-to-back titles is his main aim: "That is not the target, the target is tomorrow, then Huddersfield". The same when we are thinking defensively, I want our strikers to be thinking: "We need to protect the goalkeepers". His commitment to Arsenal is most important'. I believe in me, I believe in the players, I believe in the club.

"We need two things: quality players, which we have, and then organisation".

"I want the players and supporters to feel that together, and also enjoy each match, each moment in our stadium, and in this way the team transmits to the supporters the passion". He makes it hard for teams to play against them and will play 4-2-3-1.

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