first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 4:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Tierney could play at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Though Emery admits a clean sheet would be ‘important’ for his players, he insists victory will be Arsenal’s ‘main focus’ on Thursday evening.‘To win. For me, it’s to win,’ he said.‘With a good performance, with good pieces, with also controlling the match and with good positioning on the pitch for good pressing against them. Tomorrow, we need that.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Also, a clean sheet is important. Yes, it’s important. But I think it’s one process, to be strong, to be competitive defensively and offensively.I think we are getting better little by little, but each match is a big challenge for us to show how we are improving as a team.‘But above all is to win. After, if we can do a clean sheet, that is better but winning [is the main focus].’MORE: Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chief Advertisement Unai Emery provides Hector Bellerin injury update ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Standard Liege 1 min. story More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter hinting that Tierney will feature against Liege, Emery suggested Bellerin could also be named in his starting XI.‘Hector Bellerin is the same, but with a small difference [to Tierney],’ Emery said.‘Because he was injured for more time and after a long time, nine months, I think he needed to first play 15 minutes with us last week, perfect, the first minutes. PLAY center_img Advertisement Full Screen Hector Bellerin looks set to feature in Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Standard Liege (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed that Hector Bellerin will play for Arsenal against Standard Liege in the Europa League barring an injury setback in training.Bellerin, 24, returned from nine months out with a serious knee injury to replace Kieran Tierney in the second half of Arsenal’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.The Spaniard set Joe Willock up for Arsenal’s third goal just moments after being introduced at the Emirates and also provided an exquisite assist for the Under-23 side against Liverpool at the weekend.However, Bellerin was left at home as the Gunners drew 1-1 at Manchester United on Monday night, with Calum Chambers playing the full 90 minutes at right-back.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT About Connatix V67539 Video Settings Unai Emery pre-match press conference for Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:57FullscreenUnai Emery pre-match press conference for Standard Liege is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He played with the U23s for taking confidence and he was doing actions on the pitch to feel good and to repeat them when the level is higher.‘For example, for tomorrow, we are thinking that it depends on the training that we are going to do now on how he is feeling.‘But if he is feeling well, then tomorrow, normally, he is going to play.’last_img

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