Press conference

Emery on the break, Aubameyang and Lacazette

Unai Emery was asked about a range of subjects at his press conference ahead of the game against Newcastle United on Saturday.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette remain a hot topic, while our head coach was also quizzed about the way he wants his team to improve.

This is what he told the media:

on the international break…

Today, the training in the afternoon is the last session. We are going to work with four players. They played on Tuesday, it is Xhaka, Lichtsteiner, Welbeck and Sokratis and I want and I hope that they hope that they come back well and prepare for the match in Newcastle.

on where he is looking for the team to improve against Newcastle…

In the process, and firstly we need to win and I think it is very important that in the last match we won. Our aim away at Newcastle on Saturday is to keep improving things and continue to create our idea, build up our spirit on the pitch, individually and collectively, and it is clear this process is one process. Saturday is another step we can do, it will be difficult but I want to continue [to show] our personality on the pitch and impose this personality on the opposition and to find the win.

on Ivan Gazidis reportedly speaking to AC Milan… 

First of all, every conversation with him is speaking about us and about our work here every day. I don’t know any other news from him.

on Gazidis' future and saying that they talk regularly…

I answered this question and every conversation with me is speaking about us. About our performance. About our ideas. Our process. Then, for his future we didn't speak. I think it's one question for him.

on Aubameyang and Lacazette playing together or as substitutes...

It's the same. It's a process to know the combination on the pitch, with different players but I need and I want to start in the level, 11 players with good performances and also, we need in the balance of players, when the team needs to work in the pitch to help the team to find the win, to stay with the performance. The reason is that I am very happy with the last two victories in the Premier League and also with the performances and I want to push every player to be okay to help the team if for one minute, 30 minutes or half time or 90 minutes.

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