Gunners manager says lessons can be learned from defeat at Rennes but wants to see a reaction at the start of a crucial week
With Arsenal’s Champions League aspirations teetering on the precipice going into a week when both the top-four and the Europa League routes hang in the balance, Unai Emery is urging his team to wipe the frowns off their faces. Positive thinking is the order of the day. So, when he spotted one of his players looking particularly dejected as the squad regrouped at London Colney on Friday morning after a demoralising loss in Rennes, Emery decided it was not the best time for a tête-à-tête. Right now, he simply does not want to come into contact with any negative vibes.
“I want the players to help me with big positive energy,” he says. “One player was worse than me, more down than me, and I said to him: ‘Let’s speak tomorrow as you are more sad than me.’ I want to listen to players with positive energy. I want to hear them say: ‘We can do it on Sunday.’” He shakes his fist for emphasis.
Source: Football News
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