Unai Emery chose not to start any of our new signings in our opening Premier League game of the season – so what was his selection process?
Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos and Gabriel Martinelli came off the bench as we beat Newcastle United at St James’ Park, but why did our head coach not put them in the starting XI?
“I explained that the circumstances are different,” Emery said. “David Luiz did pre-season with another team and he is okay to play physically but he only trained completely with us yesterday. On Friday he did 30 minutes with us. I was thinking to give them confidence to work together because they were working well together, Sokratis and Chambers.