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Arsenal head coach Unai Emery on unsettled Aaron Ramsey: I want him to be focused

PUBLISHED: 09:38 25 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:34 25 August 2018

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey during the pre-season match at Boreham Wood (pic Daniel Hambury/PA)

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey during the pre-season match at Boreham Wood (pic Daniel Hambury/PA)

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Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has demanded unsettled midfieler Aaron Ramsey be more ‘focused’.

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been speaking at London Colney. PAArsenal head coach Unai Emery has been speaking at London Colney. PA

The 27-yeaer-old has fewer than 12 months to run on his contract with the Gunners and Emery is not keen to see a repeat of the distracting saga which plagued former manager Arsene Wenger’s last season at the club when contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, and Jack Wilshere failed to agree new terms.

With Arsenal facing the prospect of losing the former Cardiff City player on a free transfer Emery has been in no-nonsense mood this week on the subject.

He said: “I am thinking in the present. I spoke with him last week but now, today, my focus is on the match and I want the player to be focused only on Saturday.

“The contract is another thing for his agent and the club but we want and I need his focus only on training, only on the match and on his performance each day

“So that our players give our supporters quality and energy. And so they focus only on showing our capacity to find the win.

“We have to work very specifically to prepare for them – Saturday is also a difficult match, but we are thinking more we can control the match with our personality.”

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