Unai Emery 'blocks Emile Smith Rowe loan exit'

Posted September 01, 2018

'When he was playing in Madrid, I remember a lot of matches on the right.

"I spoke with him about his best position on the pitch, and I know he can play on the right and as a No. 10 player, and he wants [me] to use him for two positions", Emery said.

Ozil missed last weekend's 3-1 win over West Ham because of illness, with Emery forced to deny there had been a training ground bust-up between them.

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Of course, managers are happy to watch their players quaffing club-sponsor energy drinks and gooey sachets of saccharine paste to up their energy levels, but fruit juice is the line in the sand. Every player in the squad plays in the position we need.

Looking ahead to the challenge posed by Cardiff, who are yet to score this season, Emery added: "It's a different match, but very hard like each team in the Premier League. We need to be very concentrated and do our job on the pitch".

Smith Rowe has not been involved in any of Arsenal's three Premier League games so far this term, but could see game time in the cup competitions and the Europa League.

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Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits he'd love to bring Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey back to the club.

"He'll have two or three days holidays like other players, but then next week when we are here working, he's going to work with us and the other players", Emery said. "He's OK. Also I'm looking at him well every day". So we are going to continue to do that. Even Bournemouth, we lost 2-0 but had a great chance to equalise on the hour and we had chances against Huddersfield and Newcastle. We are a bit limited but we'll work with what we've got. I just go 'wow!' "The fans are behind us and have been superb".

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