Emery outlines his expectations of Ramsey and Ozil

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Unai Emery does not expect Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation and Mesut Ozil’s international retirement to take a toll on their motivation to perform at the highest level in training and on matchdays.

In an interview with Sport Bild during the Interlull, Arsene Wenger lamented Ozil’s feud with the DFB claiming the carrot of squad inclusion for major tournaments has always helped get the best out of his players.

There have also been suggestions that Ramsey could find himself on the bench more regularly now that the club have pulled out of contract negotiations and that his focus may turn to finding a new club.

Asked about in his pre-Leicester press conference, Emery outlined what he’s expecting of all his players.

“I want every player to stay OK, with the mentality to prepare, to play and [be] together to win,” he said.

“My focus is on every match. The football, the future is tomorrow. My reason, I explain to every player and to you also, I want the mentality for the next match. Individual things are not for me to speak about now.”

On Ramsey, he added: “I want his performance like the other players. For example, in the last match he started on the bench, then he played 25 minutes with this performance.

“On Monday it’s the same if he starts in the first XI or on the bench, to come with the focus for this match to help us. It’s not different [than it is] for other players.”

His response was much the same when asked about Ozil. “We need every player with a very big motivation every day in training and to continue improving and to continue helping us with his quality,” he said.

“It’s the same with Mesut. The motivation is very important for us. We want to find this motivation every day from every player.”

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Pedant
Pedant

Keep them focussed 0on the good stuff, winning matches, that’s the right plan.

Devlin
Devlin

Sounds very demanding and yet hasn’t had any issues/fights with the players. He must be a very good motivator. Credit should also go to the players. They have put their heads down and are trying to give their all for Emery, even though he is not as big a name in football circles as our previous manager or the other managers in the league.

I have so much respect for all the players and staff for putting the club ahead of everything and working hard towards a collective goal. Long may it continue.

I think I just fell in love with this club all over again while writing this comment. Proud to be a gooner.

Faisal Narrage
Faisal Narrage

“and yet hasn’t had any issues/fights with the players”

Erm it’s just a rumour, but there was heavy support that there was a thing between Ozil and Emery.

Not that it changes your point. Emery is here to do what needs to be done.

Wreh's FA Cup dream
Wreh's FA Cup dream

The Emery-Ozil tiff was a story that started on Twitter by an account that regularly posted trolling Arsenal ‘news’. It just blew-up and was repeated on Twitter by people that didn’t check his timeline.

TeeCee
TeeCee

There’s bullshit being spouted on Twitter? Surely not.

Chiza
Chiza

Emery to win all four major trophies this season…i smell it so badly.. A positive change has finally come ..by the time this team settles with all or most of our players back.. And our defense get the needed stability…We will be unstoppable with lacazette and aubameyang……..be scared premier league..be scared…..because Emery means business

N10
N10

This is the kind of hyperbolic delusion that does no one any good.

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

It’s alright to dream, N10. Dreams come true

HansRott
HansRott

And yet some dreams still end up as nightmares.

We have a new manager. We’ve not yet beaten anyone who has a realistic chance for the title. That we’re only two points back after eight games hands us motivation more than aspiration. It gives us the impetus to carry on improving. That’s all.

Let’s see where we are in another eight games’ time. If we’re still winning and playing with style and verve AND our defence continues to advance then we can have a conversation about loftier ambitions.

The cup competitions, anyone can win. The league is a very different matter. Especially when you compare our squad with that of some of the clubs currently above us.

A P
A P

If it smells so bad, it’s probably poo.

Badaab
Badaab

How many poos on the meter?

shaka
shaka

truly this is the first season where i didnt expect Arsenal to win the title when the season started. Thats what being a fan is all about. I have since corrected that, and now fully anticipate Arsenal winning the Premier League.

1993
1993

Living Emery’s no excuse, no nonsense style. It seems like being a coach rather than a manager has somewhat liberated him.

MeSoHornsey
MeSoHornsey

I really like this new, refreshing, “anybody can get dropped, everybody has a chance” mantra. And that’s not a dig at Wenger, it’s just so rare even at other clubs. It’s exciting. I love it.

Anthony Hylton
Anthony Hylton

I get all that he is saying but when he talk i am thinking why are modern football managers so boring. No characters anymore. This guy has no charisma!!

This is why there has been a rise in platforms like AFTV!!

Willie Young
Willie Young

Do not mention those scum of the earth.

Faris
Faris

So you mean that those knobheads in AFTV are representing us in having more charisma and character? What rubbish are you spewing at?

Chidi
Chidi

His character is imprinted all over the team’s performance and style of play. That’s where we need it, not in press conferences

N10
N10

He’s doing his best just to communicate in a language that is foreign to him. Cut the guy some slack. I don’t think you can be successful at a high level, and be a good motivator, without some charisma, so just by that logic you’re utterly wrong.

Kind Nacho
Kind Nacho

It’s really nice when logic is used to win an argument

Mpls
Mpls

Shit, I’m a bit giddy logic was recognized as a good thing.

David Hillier's luggage
David Hillier's luggage

“why are modern football managers so boring” how have you come to that conclusion? Wenger, Guardiola, Simeone, Klopp, Conte, Mourinho, Allardyce, Pulis, Pardew, Bilic, the list goes on, like them or hate them they’re all managers and all have some form of charisma; more so than pretty much every current player or anyone on AFTV.

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

Is it charisma you want or trophies?!

arsepedant
arsepedant

Congratulations, you may actually have won the prize for the dumbest comment of all time on Arseblog.

Zyrth
Zyrth

So you’re saying the intellectual exchanges by Wenger, the bullshittery of moaningho, the matter of fact approach of Klopp are boring? While the lack of logic anger fueled knee jerk reactionist yellings of aftv have charisma? Ok.. I know how to judge you.

santori
santori

And there’s no reason why Ramsey won’t perform given even if he is moving on, he will want the best suitors after him.

Ozil’s issue has never been his attacking contribution. Its the defensive effort (particularly when we are hitting a rough patch) that has always been his weakness.

If he can put in 10-15% more belief into his tackles and tracking back, we will see great improvement.

BUT the trouble is at this late age, he is who he is.

Personally I would have kept Ramsey bc of age (and wage rate) over Ozil.

BUT we do have 3 players who can function in that role behind the main striker(s).

All of Ozil, Ramsey and Mhkitaryan have similar function (which is why I maintained we made a mistake not selling Alexis to City and instead opting to have Mhki forced upon us)

That said, the main need right now IMO is a player with some pace and skill out wide to match what Iwobi is attempting on the left.

Cristian Pavon has been mooted as a potential target. The other potential maybe if United should be interested in Ramsey would be to swap (plus a bit of dosh likely) for say Martial.

There are also options in Eredivisie like David Neres or Irving Lozarno.

We need a player IMO who we can release quick on the counter who can travel with the ball up field on his own without having to wait for too much support.

Whether we take this direction in January will likely depend on the Ramsey situation.

Matt
Matt

Zaha would be good here hey

GraeB
GraeB

There’s a guy at Everton who seems to fit that role – he’s wasted as a Toffee, just as he was at his previous club maybe.

afan
afan

well we all know that ramsey is a true pro, as for ozil, well I think we all know his attitude

Mpls
Mpls

and as for afan, well..

Yankee Gooner
Yankee Gooner

Reinhard Grindel, is that you?

Bobbit
Bobbit

You read the secret footballer and it says when a new manager comes in he has to unseat the main voice in the dressing room as part of the power game. He then puts a new voice is which represents him rather than the old.
If that’s the case, who is Emery’s new main main? Xhaka?

shaka
shaka

Guendozi