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Arsenal Summer signing speaks about his situation under Unai Emery

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Arsenal Summer signing speaks about his situation under Unai Emery

Arsenal new signing, Stephan Lichtsteiner has reacted to claims over his situation at the North London club since his free transfer from Juventus.

Unai Emery is yet to start the Switzerland international in the premier league and has only been given just one appearance from the bench.

Lichtsteiner played a major role in Juventus success, and was a key player for them, but reports also indicated that his currently struggling to get normal playing time at the Emirates club.

The Switzerland playmaker recently said he doesn’t feel like his ready to retire, claiming he has a good physical condition of a 28 year old player.

His recent remarks about his good physical condition has however not earned him his normal starting position at Arsenal, while he also concede that part of the main reason he signed for the club is to compete for his place with Hector Bellerin at the right back.

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According to Daily Mail, Leichtsteiner claimed that he could have signed for five or six other clubs in the summer, but decided to play under coach Unai Emery.

Thou, I also wanted to play in a more competitive league, I wanted a new challenge.

Meanwhile, it is yet uncertain if Unai Emery will start the defender when the team get back to action after the international break on Saturday.

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Arsenal Star Torreira Reveals Boca Juniors Desire

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Arsenal Star Torreira Reveals Boca Juniors Desire

New Arsenal signing Lucas Torreira has revealed that he dreamt of playing for Argentinian club football giants Boca Juniors in the earlier part of his football career.

The Uruguay international midfielder spoke about his football development shortly after he helped the Gunners to a winning start in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) group stage on Thursday night.

The 22-year-old was on for 57 minutes before he was replaced by young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.

Arsenal were leading 4-0 against Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava at the point of his exit but two late goals from the away side made it a more respectable scoreline.

Lucas Torreira started his career at Montevideo Wanderers FC of Uruguay before moving to Italian side Pescara in 2013.

He moved to Italian Serie A side Sampdoria in 2015 where he spent three seasons before completing his expensive move to North London.

Arsenal paid Sampdoria £26m for his services and thereafter penned a long-term contract at the club.

Fans expected new manager Unai Emery to involve him in his team immediately despite his World Cup exertions with Uruguay whom he helped to the quarterfinal stage at the tournament in Russia.

The Spanish tactician opted against that and has slowly introduced him into the Arsenal team.

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Lucas Torreira came on as a substitute in the club’s opening league game of the new season against champions Manchester City and that has been the case throughout the five-week old campaign until the UEFA Europa League clash against Ukrainian club Vorskla Poltava on Thursday night.

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Leno Expresses Concern Over Lack Of Opportunities At Arsenal

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Leno Expresses Concern Over Lack Of Opportunities At Arsenal

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has expressed concerns over his lack of opportunities at the club since he moved to London in the summer.

The German international goalkeeper became a Gunner during the last transfer window after Arsenal paid Bayer Leverkusen the princely sum of £19m for his signature.

Since his transfer to Arsenal, Bernd Leno has played second fiddle to former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech.

The retired Czech Republic international shot stopper has started all of the club’s five league games and is in line to start the Gunners’ next league match on Sunday evening.

Arsenal face Merseyside club Everton at the Emirates Stadium in a Matchday 6 clash.

Bernd Leno has only made one competitive appearance for Arsenal since his move from German Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

He was in goal for the UEFA Europa League fixture between Arsenal and Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava on Thursday night.

Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to lead his team to a 4-2 victory over the Ukrainians.

Recently retired German international playmaker Mesut Ozil and Three Lions of England forward Danny Welbeck were also on target for the home side.

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While speaking afterwards in an interview monitored on Metro, Bernd Leno confirmed that he’s a bit frustrated with his lack of first team action under new Arsenal manager Unai Emery but he’s staying grounded and ready to maximise the opportunities that come his way.

Leno and his teammates would be targeting a 5th successive win in all competitions when they face Everton on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium.

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Watford skipper aims sky dig at Arsenal star

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Watford forward, Troy Deeney has made his displeasure about Gareth Southgate’s choice of players for their last UEFA Nations League games against Spain and Switzerland known.

The Watford skipper has been playing very well this season helping his team retain fourth positioning the Premier League table so far, with four victories out of their first five matches of the season.

It has been predicted recently that the Watford man would be called up to the National team soon especially due to the fact that Leicester city forward has retired from international football.

Deeney said: I respected his decision, I can not say I was very happy not to be there, I’m one of those who think you have to win it, I do not think four games are close enough to say that I should be in the England team.

When quizzed about what he thinks about the England boss’s choice of players, Deeney was generally open and sincere, saying:

I think his response was interesting, that he’s good enough for Watford but not for England, that message comes to the conclusion that anyone who plays for a minor team that does not play a certain style of football is not going to be good enough for England.

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If you look at Danny Ings, Glenn Murray, Callum Wilson, we’re probably all arguing, well, what do I need to be on the team? Because without offending Danny Welbeck, I have a lot of time for Danny Welbeck, but he is not playing and they are still choosing him, so is it a case that is just the team?

Deeney who is 30 years old now, is concentrated fully on continuing his good form for his club after entering the new season much more in shape after working on improving his health before the season kicked off.

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