Arsenal wont prioritise Premier League over Europa League Unai Emery

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage

They lost to Atletico Madrid in the semifinals under Wenger last season, which denied them a Champions League spot as they only finished sixth in the Premier League, and Emery said he will be taking the competition seriously from the beginning.

Arsenal manager Emery said he enjoyed a "relaxing" three days with Ozil in training after the player's retirement from global football meant he did not depart with the Germany squad last week. "I have proven with my experience to know the best way to manage the players".

"In the process, and firstly we need to win and I think it is very important that in the last match we won". We luckily didn't get any injuries while the players were away on worldwide duty, but as Xhaka, Lichtsteiner, Welbeck and Sokratis all played on Tuesday they will have fitness tests to test their recovery.

"The reason we are working is to prepare each match with our players to have the possibility to arrive in Newcastle in the best condition for every player".

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage

Emery, who led Sevilla to three successive European titles, is planning to field a strong side when Arsenal kick off their campaign against Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava on Thursday.

While Arsenal failed previous year to qualify for the Champions League via their league position or victory in the Europa League, Emery has experienced what it means for sides to depend on the latter method. "If teams can not play in the Champions League, it is very important". This is what Emery said when he was asked where he is looking for the team to improve against Newcastle.

Ozil was recently left out of the Gunners' squad to face West Ham United in the Premier League, prompting rumours that he had fallen out with his manager. We lost in the semifinals to Atletico Madrid.

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