Published: Sun, September 02, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Cardiff City vs Arsenal Preview

Cardiff City vs Arsenal Preview

The Gunners bounced back from a testing start to the campaign by beating West Ham 3-1 last weekend to put their first points on the board.

"I like the possibility to have the player play different positions on the pitch and then it depends each match for us and for the opposition", Emery said.

Salzburg, champions of Austria for the last five seasons, missed out on the Champions League group stage this season when they lost on away goals to Red Star Belgrade in the play-off round.

As for Chelsea, in their first foray into the second-tier competition since winning it in 2013, they face PAOK, BATE Borisov, and MOL Vidi.

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"I'm definitely going to enjoy going to these stadiums and, at my age, I want to see my team playing good football".

Sporting recently underwent a player revolt and will be feeling the effects of having to sell some important players, such as goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who now plies his trade in the Premier League with Wolves. And the players, I think, are the same.

There had been reports that Ozil had fallen out with boss Unai Emery ahead of facing West Ham, although the Spaniard insisted the player's absence was due to sickness and dismissed talk of a bust-up. "We started Tuesday and every day we are doing the training and he's normal with the group".

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"For me that is one thing; I don't stop during my career for everything that the news says about me or the players".

Arsenal discovered their Europa League fate moments before Emery's press conference to preview the Cardiff game. I said last week, with the Arsenal team that played Chelsea, how many of those players would have got in the Blues' side?

"I want to try and enjoy the games against the big clubs and my tactics have got to be like that whether we win or lose - and that's by giving us a chance to score goals".

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