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'I want to build a team with spirit and energy'

Emery speaks to the media ahead of facing PSG

You can see from the smiles on the faces of the Arsenal players at each training session that they have bought into Unai Emery's philosophy.

Our new head coach has made a big impression and, speaking in Singapore ahead of our game against Paris Saint-Germain, he discussed what he wants from his squad.

on his approach...

I have my way and I want to work with the same mentality I’ve had in my whole career. I want to build a team with a good spirit, a good energy and a very good quality of players.

on the demands on him and the squad...

Every player is committed to working hard this season and is aware of the demands. Every player at the club and the coaches too, in our careers we have worked hard under these demanding conditions. I believe in these players and now I am very happy with these players who are working hard every day. On Monday we will also get the players returning from the World Cup. For me, if there is a possibility to sign another player, it isn’t important now, but while the window is open we can discuss the possibility.

on what he has seen from the players so far...

We are watching every match. Each condition on the pitch individually and collectively. Now, for me, it’s the moment to work on tactical things, to work on getting every player up to speed. The result isn’t the most important thing for me right now, it's other things. It’s all about the positioning, the movement on the pitch, the individual quality and the combinations together.

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