Arsenal head coach, Unai Emery, has insisted that his side will not sit back and defend when they make the trip to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. 

Manchester City are coming into the match on the back of a shock midweek 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United and will be under considerable pressure to snatch all three points against the north London club. 

Implementing a deep block against City has worked a like a charm for Newcastle United and Crystal Palace this season, but Emery, whose side have played an exciting brand of football so far, insists Arsenal won’t stay contained in their own half on Sunday.

“Usually Manchester City, in every match they impose their style,” Emery said, as quoted by ​Goal

“You want to impose your style, you want to play with your personality, but sometimes you need adaptation – more or less, it depends on the opposition. It is very difficult to break their style and impose yours. When a lot of teams play with a very deep block it’s because they need to play like that and can also have chances to win.”

“But usually you can play 10 matches against Manchester City – maybe Newcastle, maybe Crystal Palace, maybe us as well – you can lose 10 times playing the same, or maybe lose seven, draw two and win one.”

“But this style can work for you like Newcastle and Crystal Palace won against them,” he concluded.


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