Unai Emery has said that he might use some young players in the upcoming north London derby in the League Cup.
The Gunners are set to face their arch-rivals in the quarter-final of the League Cup tomorrow.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that he might use some young players in their next match against Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup. The Gunners are set to face their arch-rivals in the quarter-final of the League Cup tomorrow and would look to progress in the tournament.
Unai Emery’s men tasted defeat against Southampton in their last match in the Premier League as their 22 matches unbeaten streak came to an end. Ahead of their crucial fixture against Spurs, the Spanish manager said, “Our first idea is that we play with the best players that we can use tomorrow in this derby. The opposition is very big and it’s demanding a big performance from us tomorrow. We can use some young players because we think with a big performance, they can help us win tomorrow.”
Arsenal had defeated Spurs in the first north London derby of the season that was played at the Emirates Stadium. When asked whether Tottenham will be more motivated after that result, Emery said, “I say to them that in every match, we need to respect the opposition. Against Southampton, against Tottenham, against Manchester United, against Huddersfield, it’s the same. This respect is by playing with a big motivation and a lot of excitement to win against them. We must respect this emotion in every moment. The emotion is not bad. I think showing our emotion, the players, the fans and me, is good. But every time we must respect them.”