The much anticipated clash between Arsenal and Manchester City is just a few hours away.
"We wanted to be professional, we wanted to make it serious like last season". The only disappointing aspect of City's performance was that they lacked the clinical edge that saw them waltz past teams last season. "We must remain grounded when we win and united when we don't". The manner in which City beguiled their hosts during the opening half hour showed they unquestionably remain the team to beat this term.
"Yes", Emery said when asked if Aubameyang should be challenging for the Golden Boot.
It is great to know they are enjoyng themselves, but I wonder if it's enough to get over our inferiority complex against City.
Cech made several saves to keep Arsenal in the game but also seemed to struggle a bit when playing with his feet, almost scoring an own goal in the first half when he mishit a back pass from Guendouzi.
"The way we won is so important for us, for our confidence, now we move forward".
One difference for City this season is the presence of Benjamin Mendy at left-back. Danilo is expected to miss the opening games of the season with an ankle injury.
"He has a lot of things to improve".
"It was a shame we couldn't finish off our counter attacks and overall we're disappointed with the defeat".
Perhaps it was too much, too soon for a player who was an unused substitute in a Ligue 2 meeting between Lorient and Gazelec Ajaccio this time past year, but Lucas Torreira was not deemed fit enough to start and Emery is likely to be more concerned by the displays of some of Arsenal's senior players.
Arsenal have plenty of options in attack, and Emery, to bring the best out of Mesut Ozil, will likely place him in his preferred No. 10 position.
"We needed more but I am happy with the players, they run and fight", Emery said. "And today is the first step in that. Working to help when we need quick pressing against the opposition". Not every game will be against a team as good, as well coached, as cold-blooded as Man City.
"We feel that we could have got something from the game", Cech told BBC Sport. This process is normal. We spoke at half-time about taking more responsibility for the second half, to do a little more.