Stephan Lichtsteiner Eager To Take Arsenal Back To The UEFA Champions League

Arsenal's Stephan Lichtsteiner attends a press conference at London Colney

Stephan Lichtsteiner was new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery’s first signing this summer Credit Stuart MacFarlane Getty Images

"Tomorrow we are going to change, to give the players options, to find minutes, confidence on the pitch".

Last season, Arsenal eliminated Milan in the round of 16 before it was knocked out in the semifinals by Atletico Madrid, the Spanish team that went on to win the trophy for the third time in nine years.

The prize money on offer in the Europa League pales in comparison to the Champions League, or indeed in the continent's top domestic leagues.

UNAI EMERY has enjoyed plenty of success in the Europa League but insists delivering domestically is the priority for Arsenal this season.

'When you bring players in you do that to improve the squad and to make it competitive and Bernd is here, trains every day and tries to get his spot which keeps everyone in the goalkeeping group on their toes including me, obviously.

The last time Vorskla competed in the Europa League was in 2011/12 when they were knocked out of a group containing Hannover 96, Standard Liege, and FC Copenhagen.

"One thing I learned with Juventus is to have respect for each competition".

"Everyone thinks we will lose by four or five, but I don't think we will embarrass ourselves by any means", said their midfielder Clement Couturier. Today, we are only thinking about giving our supporters a good performance at the Emirates.

The club won't even be participating in the competition this season.

Danny Welbeck talks! "I think it was a convincing win, though it was hard in the first half, because they had a gameplan to sit back and make it hard".

Emery, who won the Europa League three years in a row while at Sevilla, is likely to make a number of changes for his first game in charge of Arsenal in the competition.

Emery was handed a nightmare start at the club after replacing Arsene Wenger in the summer; first losing 2-0 at home to champions Manchester City in his maiden outing at the Emirates, before suffering a 3-2 defeat by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

As well as Lichtsteiner, fellow summer arrival Lucas Torreira will be hopeful of a first start, with new goalkeeper Bernd Leno also in contention.

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