Laurent Koscielny named Arsenal's main captain by head coach Unai Emery

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"It's a new way, a new process".

"We know this [new] way is starting and we need also to do one process one way", Emery said.

"When we are thinking in an attacking moment, I want the goalkeeper thinking for that, he is the first".

"We spoke also Petr did a very good pre-season, also today I think he played good also".

"We arrived after a hard season [in 2016, when Guardiola had made a point of contacting Sterling during Euro 2016 to offer his support] and I told him I wanted to help him and would like him to be happy".

Granit Xhaka should start and we could see the best of him now that he won't have the defensive duties quite so much following the arrival of Lucas Torreira. "My idea is to give us the best performance".

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Having failed to land the new centre-back that he craved, Mourinho says that he is now in a hard position. Andreas Pereira has been rewarded for his fine pre-season while compatriot Fred makes his debut.

Defence: Laurent Koscielny is obviously out with a long-term Achilles injury and Calum Chambers has been sent on loan to Fulham for the season.

"Nacho started working with the group yesterday, and maybe he can arrive for the next match", Emery said.

Ahead of Emery's Premier League bow at home to Manchester City on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, the Spaniard has also named four vice-captains; Ozil, Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, and Granit Xhaka - one of whom will take the armband in Koscielny's absence.

Asked to explain his decision, Emery told the London Evening Standard: "In my career I want leaders in the team - there is the representation for every player and in every time in the season the capacity to do that".

Sterling's representatives had opened talks on a new deal before the World Cup finals this summer, the player having enjoyed an eye-catching season in scoring 18 league goals to help City secure the title, only to postpone those discussions before the tournament. "These five players are in this possibility to be the captain".

Emery's decision to appoint five captains is all part of his desire to change the way Arsenal work after he succeeded Wenger in the summer.

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