Emery names five Arsenal captains

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The new manager, the Telegraph said, confirmed that Laurent Koscielny, now out injured, would be his main captain, but that he would be backed up by Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.

The France defender is on the long-term injury list after suffering an ankle injury in May but he remains club captain with Petr Cech set to skipper the side tomorrow. "There is a new way, a new process", said the Spaniard several times on Friday at the press conference held to preview Sunday's meeting at the Emirates with Manchester City, Emery's first Premier League match in charge of Arsenal and the club's first for 22 years under a manager other than Arsène Wenger.

Arsenal begin their Premier League campaign with a daunting clash against champions City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, and Cech has won over Emery to get the nod between the sticks. "It's natural these five players are in the position to be captain".

Given Vida's impressive World Cup outing, it would be a smart investment from Emery to acquire the Croatian's services and the centre-back's experience and know-how could prove to be pivotal during Koscielny's absence. Emery said. "The past is very important for this club with the people who were working here".

'We started at the same moment as coaches.

The Gunners' midfield has also Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey, which diminish the Egyptian's chances of first-team football in the new season.

Perez managed to score eight goals in 35 matches for Deportivo who have been relegated into the Segunda division in Spain last season. His statistics are better than me. "We are to think only to win the match". "I want to be together with the supporters to start a new way with the same players, also some new players, and with a new coach and new staff".

"But then we are going to watch how the team responds against Manchester City". He gave us his commitment to this project.



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