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Unai Emery: No problem in communicating with Arsenal players


Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has dismissed suggestions from Bukayo Saka, that he is struggling with a language barrier.

Earlier this month, Saka admitted that he looks for Freddie Ljungberg, who was promoted to Arsenal’s first-team coaching staff this summer, as he unable to understand what Emery is saying.

“Sometimes when I don’t understand, when the coach is trying to communicate with me, I have a better communication with Freddie sometimes, he speaks better English,” Saka said.

But when asked if communication is a problem at Arsenal, Emery told reporters: “I think no.

“I have conversations particularly with Bukayo and Freddie does the same with individual players, not only with Saka.

“Also I spoke to Saka alone in my office and prepared sometimes some videos [for him]. I have also done videos with English players, Spanish players, German players, French players.

“Last year on my first day I spoke to them [the players] very bad, worse than today.

“But I have [continued to speak] English and now I think better.

“My English is, from one to 10, maybe a six. But at six I think the players can understand me. But if not, some help is good.”

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