Emery speaks out on what Arsenal need vs Watford to prove Gunners have 'cojones'
- Troy Deeney once said Arsenal lacked 'cojones' to beat Watford at Vicarage Road.
- Emery was asked to comment on his words.
- The boss believes Arsenal will have to show their competitive spirit, quality and also be organised and win individual and collective duels.
- Unai adds the Gunners have to be attentive at set-pieces defensively and make use of set-plays at their end of the pitch.
Troy Deeney hit out at Arsenal after beating the Gunners 2-1 at Vicarage Road in 2017 when Wenger was still in charge of the club. He said Arsenal lacked 'cojones' to beat Watford. The striker has recently reaffirmed he's never regretted saying that.
Unai Emery was asked at the pre-Watford presser what his team will need to do to prove they've got the character vs the Hornets and get 3 points:
"We need to be competitive and to be competitive is to use our capacity, being organised, using our quality and winning the duels individually and collectively.
Our last 10 meetings vs the Hornets (via 11v11.com):
"The capacity to make the combinations with the ball, breaking their lines and also for the full 90 minutes we have a lot to do defensively on the set-pieces, on the corners and offensively on the set-pieces and corners to see how we can fight individually against them.
"Above all, it is to play one match. One match with 11 opposition players with quality and also a very organised team. I think each match is going to be very difficult but we can prepare and we can be optimists also if we play with a big personality and giving a big performance."