Emery - How I assess the threat from Brentford


Unai Emery will manage his first game in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday - but he finds himself coming up against familiar opponents.

We faced Brentford in a behind-closed-doors friendly this summer, and our head coach learnt a lot from the experience heading into this clash

“Here I know the Premier League and the Championship,” Emery told “I’m looking sometimes at the Championship and it’s very hard here. They have very good teams with very good players in this competition and it’s very, very competitive. 

“We played against Brentford in pre-season and also my first [thoughts] of looking at this team is that they are very good with very good players and they’re organised.

“The advantage is that I know this team and the respect is very high from us. We are preparing for the match thinking about the best performance for us to beat them. We need to prepare for a good match.”

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