Newly-appointed manager Unai Emery will be hoping to assess his team's strengths and weaknesses in what will be their first big match of the season.
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"I am concentrating on this season, on the competition between the goalkeepers because we have plenty of options".
"We want our players to be energetic, full of action with or without the ball and as protagonists on the pitch doing things". "It's every day. He's starting today's match because his performances have been good in every training session".
Arsenal manager Unai Emery talks up the importance of midfielder Aaron Ramsey to the team and is confident that the Wales worldwide will stay at the club this summer.
"Aaron is an important player for us", said Emery. They are working hard in training to be involved with the first team. "I still have a year left and I'm really happy playing here", the 27-year-old midfielder said during Arsenal's pre-season trip to Singapore. Ozil accused the German Football Association of treating him with "racism and disrespect" in the fall out from the emergence of a photograph featuring the player with Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.