Unai Emery says Arsenal’s new recruits are in contention to play against Burnley

first_imgPepe came off the bench against Newcastle and could start on Saturday (Picture: Getty)‘It depends how they will be tomorrow in the training. But Pepe is training with us, is improving with us, is knowing us.‘He’s understanding our style little by little, understanding better with his teammates and physically also getting better. He is more close to help us at the beginning [of the match], or giving impact during the match.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Luiz could slot into the defence against Sokratis on Saturday lunchtime (Picture: Getty)Asked if the new arrivals are ready to play, Emery explained: ‘Each player is different. After Newcastle and this week the players are working well.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We can decide to choose different options in each position. Really I think we need to be competitive.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We need different options to decide who is better each match. If I have some doubt, it’s good, because it’s positive and after we are going to decide, it’s depends on training tomorrow.‘But he new players, the players who were with us last year, the young players, we can achieve our way each match with confidence in them.’Asked specifically if record signing Pepe will start, Emery continued: ‘I am going to decide tomorrow because now is a small difference for my decision about the player. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Aug 2019 2:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kSharescenter_img Advertisement The Spanish coach says he will pick the best team for getting a result on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has hinted that some of Arsenal’s new signings could be unleashed against Burnley in Saturday’s Premier League clash at the Emirates.There were no fresh faces in Emery’s starting XI for last week’s win over Newcastle, though David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos and Gabriel Martinelli were named on the bench – with the latter trio handed cameos in the second half.Luiz had only signed three days before the trip to St James’ Park but has trained all week and Emery revealed that the new signings are all competing for places in the line-up. Unai Emery says Arsenal’s new recruits are in contention to play against Burnleylast_img

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