Emery also said that the plan is to offer him a new deal: "I think we have to find a new contract for him to make sure he stays at Arsenal".
Emery believes that is the wrong approach, and although he wants to compete in the Premier League, he will not do it at the expense of the Europa League. He said: "Obviously, Arsenal will be tough, because it's another top side, but maybe we have a little more chance".
Here is Newcastle's record over the last 10 games, including pre-season.... Laurent Koscielny is pencilled in for a November return following his achilles injury, so until then the Greek and German will continue in the heart of Arsenal's defence.
"It is not about me and the tactics, it is about players, the results and the bigger picture. In this process, we will work, we will help him, give him the possibility on the pitch to be together, to find his qualities for us".
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The North London outfit will be without Laurent Koscielny, Sead Kolasinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Carl Jenkinson due to injury.
The Magpies are still searching for a first win of the season, and Rafa Benitez has made four changes from the side that lost out to Manchester City as he searches for three points.
Emery is determined to stick with this defensive line-up, so we can only hope that they start playing as a unit for once, but I'm not feeling very confident at all! But I think it is far away.
The retired Germany global was back for the 3-2 win against Cardiff City a fortnight ago, but he again failed to last the full 90 minutes in South Wales.