Unai Emery expects his Arsenal stars to put the disappointing defeat to Manchester City behind them and knuckle down to a week of progress ahead of the trip to Chelsea.
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Emery meanwhile took charge of his first competitive game since his arrival after Arsene Wenger stepped aside following 22 years at the helm.
But it was a losing start to his career as powerful City cruised to a triumph thanks to goals from England flyer Raheem Sterling before the break and Portuguese ace Bernardo Silva in the second half.
Now Emery faces the task of lifting his charges as they prepare for the Blues and he said:
“Each match is different. We want to prepare for each match with the difficulty and demands of the opposition.
“We are playing with this personality and we need to improve this personality with better performances on the pitch. In the next week we are continuing this work and against Chelsea we are going to analyse the opposition. We are going there to win, with this intention against Chelsea.”
And Emery conceded that the manner in which City enjoyed their victory sets the standard for Arsenal. He said:
“Manchester City’s performance showed us that we need to continue in our process to improve. I think they deserved this result, but we were improving in the 90 minutes, like I think we need to do for the next week and the next match on the pitch. In the second half, it’s the moment that maybe we had chances to get a better result.
“City demanded our best performance. We watched and we need to continue working. I am happy with the players because they ran and they fought. We need to continue working tactically and defensively and doing more to shorten the differences today between Manchester City and us.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin says the players accept that they are still learning new coaching methods under the new chief. He said:
“I think after 22 years under Arsene Wenger there are many things that are changing so it’s important for everyone to get used to all the players.
“Everyone should be very excited because it’s a new era for us and it’s about learning with the new coach, learning the new system and I’m sure we’ll get better. If you compare it to Guardiola’s first year it was a very hard year for him – and look where they are now! So we need to look at it that way. It’s a positive change and we’re excited.”