‘We want to touch something emotional for this match’: Unai Emery calls on departing trio Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck to inspire the Gunners to victory in Baku
- Unai Emery will summon his departing stars to inspire Arsenal to victory
- Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck will play a role in the build-up
- The Gunners will face Chelsea on Wednesday in the Europa League final in Baku
- Emery also admitted a hint of regret at Ramsey’s departure from Emirates
Unai Emery will call on departing trio Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck to inspire Arsenal’s chances of glory in Baku.
The trio is leaving Emirates Stadium after the Europa League final tonight against Chelsea, midfielder Ramsey joins Juventus for free, Cech is retiring and Welbeck has been told his contract will not be renewed.
Ramsey misses tonight’s game due to a hamstring injury, while Cech and Welbeck are part of the squad and will be involved.
Unai Emery calls on outgoing trio Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey and Danny Welbeck in Baku
The trio will be involved in Arsenal’s pre-game preparations to inspire the team to victory
Danny Welbeck and Cech are in the match team, but Ramsey will miss an injury
But all three will play a key role in the build-up, with Emery eager to include the trio in his preparations for the match.
Emery has given several members of Arsenal staff the opportunity to speak to his players before matches in an effort to foster a sense of togetherness at the club.
When asked if Ramsey could give the team lecture tonight, Emery replied, “It’s going to be a good opportunity, a good idea.
Aaron spoke in the last home game against Brighton. For the final we want to do something important with some players: Petr Cech, Danny Welbeck, Aaron too. We want to touch something emotional for this match. ‘
Emery also revealed that Ramsey’s upcoming move to Italy is tinged with regret.
The club and Emery have been criticized for letting the Wales international leave for free this summer and the Spaniard added: ‘His trial this year is a strange one.
Emery hinted that he regrets losing a player of Ramsey’s caliber for nothing
“In the beginning he started very excited and well in the preseason. But after thinking in my mind “my future, my future, my future” and being a bit distracted, I actually thought that his performance was not with balance and regularity.
“But when he decided his future, it was difficult for us at the moment because he had his contract set up and I can’t do anything, but after really the last three months he was great. Astonishing.
“He’s with the same spirit that I pass on to the team. He received this spirit and he was very close to doing it for the last games, but the injuries had ended before he wanted to.
When his future was figured out, he was a different player. This is my experience as a coach with other teams. Focus starts in the head. You can have many qualities, a lot of physical capacity, but if your mind is not [focused]it doesn’t work. ‘