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Arsenal boss Emery reveals he is adapting his intense training sessions

  /  autty

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is adapting his infamously intense training sessions due to burn-out fears.

The Gunners boss has admitted he has reduced the workload of some of his players to ensure they are in good shape going into the business end of the season.

Some players have been taken aback by quite how intense Emery's sessions are since his arrival in the summer.

Arsenal play their 32nd game of the season against West Ham on Saturday and Emery has revealed he is making alterations to his squad's training schedule.

When asked whether he would give players a break or make changes to his training regime, Emery answered: 'We are doing that. We are working, and also thinking and speaking with our performance [analyst] Darren [Burgess] and Julen Masach [strength and conditioning coach], for this week and this month.

'You have to balance the players because they play a lot of matches in the next month, with the Europa League and the FA Cup. So we are doing that.'

Having returned from a seven-month lay-off after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon, captain Laurent Koscielny is one who may need to be wrapped in cotton wool going into the remainder of the season.

Emery admits the French defender may struggle to keep up with the club's busy schedule, with Arsenal still in the FA Cup and Europa League as well as their Premier League fixtures.

'It's not easy for him to play three matches in one week, and we pushed him and he was playing three matches during the week, but not ninety minutes each match,' said Emery.

'Little by little Koscielny is feeling better and he can play consistently in the next matches, but I think he is getting better.

'After one month playing with us, he is coming back by playing three matches in a week. I think he is going to be better for having played those three matches.'

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