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Arsenal press conference LIVE - Latest updates from Unai Emery: Europa League, Mesut Ozil and Reiss Nelson

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Friday 31 August 2018 13:53
Unai Emery says he wants to bring control to Arsenal

Join us for live coverage as new Arsenal manager Unai Emery faces the press ahead of the club’s trip to Cardiff City on Sunday.

Arsenal enjoyed their first victory under Unai Emery last weekend and the Gunners will be looking to head into the international break on a high when they travel to Wales this weekend.

After disappointing defeats to Premier League big boys Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal fought back to beat West Ham 3-1 on Saturday, with Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck scoring either side of an Issa Diop own goal.

Emery will likely be asked questions on that performances, while you can bet the likes of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and today’s Europa League group stage draw will all be on the agenda. Follow live coverage below.

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Arsenal’s results so far:

  • Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City
  • Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal
  • Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United

Hello and welcome to our rolling coverage of the very latest Arsenal news.

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 09:34

It's a big day for Arsenal. Not only do the club learn their Europa League group stage opponents, but Unai Emery will also face the press ahead of this weekend's trip to Cardiff City.

We'll bring you all the latest news as it develops. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 09:35

For the very latest from Monaco ahead of the Europa League draw later this morning, make sure you cast your eye over our dedicated live blog.

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 09:50

Unai Emery of course went into last weekend's London derby against West Ham having lost his first two matches as Arsenal’s new head coach, to Manchester City and Chelsea.

But Hector Bellerin has insisted the Gunners were never worried by their slightly shaky start. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 10:08

For a reminder of how Arsenal got on in that win over West Ham, here's our match report from last weekend.

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 10:29

Unai Emery gambled twice against West Ham.

His first gamble paid off. But the outcome of his second remains to be seen...

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 10:41

Arsenal aren't the only side to have had a difficult start to the new season.

Manchester United also have three points from their opening three games, although Jose Mourinho is under far more pressure than Unai Emery.

Here's Jose Mourinho on why.

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 11:07

We're getting closer to the Europa League group stage draw!

The assembled suits and bigwigs are currently taking up their seats in Monte Carlo, Monaco and it's almost time to find out which tiny Eastern European nation Arsenal will be travelling to this year.

Here's full coverage from Monaco:

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 11:34

Arsenal have learned the first team that will be in their Europa League group!

Sporting Lisbon, of Portugal. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 12:28

Qarabag and FC Vorskla Poltava are the next two teams out of the pot for Arsenal.

Some long journeys in that group...

Vithushan Ehantharajah31 August 2018 12:44

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