Sokratis, however, called for calm, saying: 'The team needs confidence and calm to show the quality we have.
The visit of a struggling Southampton side who lie second bottom should provide Arsenal with the ideal opportunity to kickstart their season, but anything but a convincing win and the pressure on Emery is likely to only intensify.
Emery knew he needed a combative holding midfielder as soon as he got the Arsenal job and signed one of global class in Torreira.
The Switzerland worldwide was stripped of the club captaincy after swearing and throwing the captain's armband to the ground in reaction to Gunners fans booing him as he was substituted against Crystal Palace late last month.
Emery has been given public backing by the Arsenal hierarchy but he was warned that results must improve.
Xhaka, although was rewarded with the captain's armband, struggled to settle in ever since he moved to the Emirates from Borussia Monchengladbach.
Despite Southampton registering 21 shots on Arsenal's goal and missing some glorious chances in the closing stages to extend their 2-1 lead, Emery felt Arsenal played their best 20 minutes of the whole season just after half-time when Nicolas Pepe hit the crossbar.
He believes their importance comes through their mentality having grown up in England.
- Lacazette and Aubameyang have started 35 games together for Arsenal in all competitions, netting a combined 40 goals in those matches (Lacazette 16 and Aubameyang 24).
"I was speaking with the club every week, not every day but every week", he added. The Swiss midfielder has not featured for Arsenal since and was stripped of the captaincy, being replaced by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Torreira's agent Pablo Bantancur revealed his client was unhappy at having his role in the team changed, with Emery utilising him in a more advanced position.
"Lucas played well previous year". "We need to play better and control the game better in 90 minutes". He has a very big future here but he needs to think and improve.
"You need to be born here".
"I talked to him on Wednesday and Thursday".
"We're a club, we're a team, we're a family".
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"I know that we need to connect with our supporters", he said.
"Every team is hard in the Premier League".
However, only Chambers and Maitland-Niles have started at least half of Arsenal's Premier League games this season - still some way off the English core Pires played with during his time at the club.