Unai Emery to call on departing trio to inspire Arsenal to victory in Baku
‘We want to touch something emotional for this match’: Unai Emery to call on departing trio Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck to inspire the Gunners to victory in Baku
- Unai Emery will call on his departing stars to help inspire Arsenal to victory
- Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck will play role in the build-up
- The Gunners take on Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku on Wednesday
- Emery also conceded a hint of regret about Ramsey’s Emirates departure
Unai Emery will call on departing trio Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck to inspire Arsenal‘s shot at glory in Baku.
The trio are leaving the Emirates Stadium after tonight’s Europa League final against Chelsea, midfielder Ramsey is joining Juventus on a free transfer, Cech is retiring while Welbeck has been told his contract will not be renewed.
Ramsey will miss tonight’s clash due to a hamstring injury, while Cech and Welbeck are part of the squad and are set to be involved.
Unai Emery will call on departing trio Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck in Baku
The trio will be called upon in Arsenal’s pre-match preparations to inspire the team to victory
Danny Welbeck and Cech are in the matchday squad but Ramsey will miss out through injury
But all three are set to play a key part in the build-up, with Emery keen to include the trio in his pre-match preparations.
Emery has allowed various members of Arsenal staff to address his players before matches in a bid to nurture a feeling of togetherness at the club.
When asked whether Ramsey could give the team-talk tonight, Emery replied: ‘It will be a good opportunity, a good idea.
‘Aaron spoke in the last match at home against Brighton. For the final, we want to do something important with some players: Petr Cech, Danny Welbeck, Aaron also. We want to touch something emotional for this match.’
Emery also revealed Ramsey’s imminent move to Italy has been tinged with regret.
The club and Emery have been criticised for letting the Wales international leave for nothing this summer and the Spaniard added: ‘His process this year is a strange process.
Emery hinted that he has some regret at losing a player of Ramsey’s calibre for nothing
‘At the beginning, he started the pre-season very excited and well. But after, in his mind, he was thinking “my future, my future, my future” and he was a little distracted and really I was thinking his performance is not with the balance and regularity.
‘But when he decided his future, in this moment it was difficult for us because he decided his contract and I cannot do nothing, but after, really the last three months he was amazing. Amazing.
‘He is with the same spirit I transmit to the team. He received this spirit and he was very close to doing this way for the last matches but injuries finished before he wanted.
‘When his future is sorted, he was another player. This is my experience like a coach with other teams. Focus starts in the head. You can have a lot of qualities, a lot of physical capacity but if your mind is not [focused], it is all not working.’