“We plan the match knowing that Casemiro is not there”

Arsenal have a memorable game in the race for the league title this Sunday at the Emirates Stadium. Mikel Arteta’s men receive Manchester United at the height of positive dynamics. And it is that the Shooters They have not lost a Premier League game since visiting Old Trafford in September. For their part, Erik ten Hag’s men saw their nine-game winning streak snap at Selhurst Park after a 1–1 last-minute draw. The local population is also confronted with good news: the signing of Leandro Trossard. In the pre-match press conference, the Spanish coach analyzed what the Belgian footballer can bring to the team and also spoke about the loss of Casemiro in the Mancunian squad.

Leandro Trossard: “We are very happy to have him. He is a player we have followed for a long time. The opportunity arose and we needed a front row player who is versatile enough to play in different positions. He knows the league, he has a lot of experience here and I think he can have an immediate impact on the team. We have to think short term, but also medium and long term. He gives us all that. He is a very smart player. If we look at what he has achieved in recent years, he is a player who adapts to our way of playing. We are happy to have him. The technical part is a very relevant and important aspect for us. Specificity is another really necessary aspect of the way we play, but we also need players who can fill certain positions. Leo (Trossard) is one of them. He has the ability, the composure that he has in the last third, the technical ability gen to interact with people and make contact. It is impressive and we especially need that from our strikers.”

Available for Manchester United?: “Yes, I think so, it’s done.”

Jacob Kiwior: “We cannot talk about players we have not named. When this is the case, we will be able to announce it.”

Team Motivation: “It is something we have to do every day. Tomorrow I have to lift my players, I have to make sure my players are up to the task and that they still have something in their gut to try and win against Manchester United.”

Defeat against Manchester United in September: “That game taught us some important lessons, and why we lost those when we controlled the game a lot. But we know that this is one of Manchester United’s qualities: if you are in control of the game, the game can escape you, because they have a lot of individual talent, good organization and many ways to create problems. We have to do our best to win on Sunday.”

Importance of the match: “I think the history, the clashes and the way these two clubs have competed says everything you need to know before the game. It’s a huge game in the league, in the country and around the world, and we have to The table says what it says, but our main goal is to be prepared for a great game.”

Erik ten Hag’s work so far: “Is great. Things have changed very quickly. He has implemented a very clear way to play. Players have adapted to it and there is a really good way to play. He achieved it in a short time, so you have to give him and the give coaching staff credit for what they do”.

Martin Odegaard: “He has taken on the captaincy in a very natural way. He has tremendous talent, but more desire than talent. He knows he can improve, and he is on that path. He enjoys playing with us and help the team in an impressive way. You have to keep doing it.”

Casemiro’s Loss: “It is something we have no control over. He also didn’t play in our first game and we didn’t do enough to win. When you look at their roster, it’s amazing that they have the collective and individual quality to beat anyone in this league. We plan the match knowing that it will not be available, that’s for sure”.

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