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Arsenal's Unai Emery confident Ivan Gazidis won't go to AC Milan

Arsenal's Unai Emery confident Ivan Gazidis won't go to AC Milan

In the ensuing penalty shoot-out, Atletico Madrid scored three kicks, while Arsenal couldn't only put one inside the net.

"He has always been fully committed to taking Arsenal forward and is now working hard in Singapore with new head coach Unai Emery as we prepare for the new season", the statement said.

In a recent interview during the club's pre-season tour, new manager Emery stated that he hopes and believes that Gazidis will stay at the Emirates: "I speak every day with him".

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has said the 27-year-old was an "important player" for the club and that he was eager for him to extend his stay.

Before this development, Italian Serie A club, Lazio were ready to match the £22million worth of the Nigerian forward.

"He has a lot of experience, which will be good for the group and the team, and his incorporation has always been positive".

Alas, Atletico would go on to win the clash, via a rather feeble penalty shootout which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Joe Willock and Edward Nketiah all miss for the Gunners before goalkeeper Antonio Adan fired home to seal the victory for Atletico.

Emery was appointed as Arsenal head coach in May
Emery was appointed as Arsenal head coach in May

The 22-year-old Iwobi, who passed through the youth system at Arsenal, and is just two appearances short of 100 for the Gunners, has been a regular over the last two seasons.

This [Ramsey as captain] is not yet official, this decision.
"I said to you I want five captains in the team".

"I think this is the moment for the young players to show quality like Emile did", Emery said. "Aaron has the condition to be one of the captains".

Smith Rowe, who turns 18 on Saturday, was playing in his first Arsenal game against top-level opposition and has clearly caught Emery's eye during preseason training.

"He is starting today because his performances are good in each training session", said Emery.

"When he came to Arsenal I knew a very high profile sports agent, who told me he was "the worst negotiator" he had ever dealt with".