Arsenal Superstar Responds to Rift With Coach Unai Emery

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"Today I am happy because I want every player to have chances to score and Mesut scored which is important".

Star playmaker Mesut Ozil has retained his place in Emery's starting eleven. "Here for me it isn't for a lot of the time speaking about what people are telling us", Emery was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Emery also spoke about the quality half-time substitute Lucas Torreira brought to the game, hinting that the summer signing could finally start a game for his new side, adding: "Maybe the second half we needed a bit more balance in the situation with our positioning on the pitch, Lucas gave us this balance". All four of his Premier League goals have come from outside the box and, though he is more widely known for his combative attributes, this was a performance in which his creative side shone through, as further evidenced by his role in the second goal. Ozil will have a greater role in the squad this season as Arsenal look to finish on a respectable place this season.

But once Rafa Benitez's side quickly ran out of attacking ideas and intent, the Gunners took an increasingly firm stranglehold to post their best run of league results for more than five months thanks to goals from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil in the space of nine minutes early in the second half.

This time it was 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi who was taken off, even though Emery insisted he was happy with the French teenager - who has been keeping Torreira on the bench so far. "I think no problem", Emery explained.

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"Aaron Ramsey also left the field after 80 minutes".

"For me I see the players are the same, each have quality".

Ramsey is nearly certainly going to be among the players given a rest in midweek as Emery is expected to heavily rotate his starting eleven for our Europa League opener with Vorskla at the Emirates.

Petr Cech's position as the Gunners' No.1 has been under scrutiny, especially at the start of the season.

"Normally I will use a different keeper for this competition, but I'm thinking about the best performance", Emery said.

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