Unai Emery gets hands-on with his Arsenal stars in training

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Arsenal fans are also waiting to see if 19-year-old defensive midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is the next Patrick Vieira after Emery plucked him from Ligue 2 side FC Lorient.

Emery has been revamping his squad at The Emirates as he prepares for his first season in charge of the north London club.

"The national team didn't do the result they wanted, but today he's on holiday".

Asian fans will be keen to see how Emery fits German star Mesut Ozil into his formation while the likes of Lichtsteiner and Papastathopoulos will use the Singapore matches to forge a defensive partnership for the long season ahead.

"We are here to help everyone and Mesut is very important. He's coming with us to Singapore the first day", the Spaniard added.

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Others called for a rule change, suggesting a deciding fifth-set tie-break be introduced rather than waiting for a clear victor. It has been scheduled as TBA - to be arranged - and will not start before 5pm local time on Saturday.

Emery did contact Nzonzi following France's World Cup success, congratulating him for his efforts.

"I think last year was a hard year for all, not only for Mesut, [for] all the players, I want to give them confidence, to give them a chance every day in [training]".

Emery has previously insisted that he is happy with the club's summer dealings but will not hesitate in moving for a player of high quality should the opportunity present itself.

Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid and PSG in Singapore, before then returning to shores closer to home and locking horns with Chelsea in Dublin.

The Gunners have already brought in five new players this summer as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for a top-four place in the table next season.

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