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Emery Denies He Has Two Set Teams

Emery Denies He Has Two Set Teams

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has denied he has a set team for the Europa League and another one for the Premier League. Emery made eight changes for the first European match of his tenure with the Gunners in the win over Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava on Thursday as the likes of Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette dropped out of the starting line-up.

But the 43-year-old, who won three successive Europa League titles during his time as Sevilla boss, maintains he will not have one team for the Premier League and one for continental competition.

“My first idea is to find the best performance in each match. Every competition for us is very important,” he said.

“Thursday is Europa League, Sunday is Premier League, Wednesday is Carabao Cup. I am then going to choose the best first 11.

“We need not 11, we need 20 or 22 players to find this performance. We are going to continue in thinking that each match is like the best first 11.

“We need also to do the mix for each match, changing players to give them the minutes and give them confidence, but I am thinking of the performance.”

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