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Arsenal players and their coach reflect on the team’s victory against Eintracht Frankfurt 0

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s 0-3 win in the Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt yesterday evening sure came as a relief to coach Emery. The three goals were scored by Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 38th, 85th and 88th minute, respectively, making Eintracht Frankurt concede their first home defeat in ten years.

It was 18-year-old Saka’s fifth first-team appearance and his first goal for the club this season. Speaking after the match Saka said he was very proud of his achievement, which included two assists and one goal. He said it was his dream to score for Arsenal’s first team, and now that his dream has come true he wants to “do more” for the club. Saka is now the youngest player who scored for the Gunners in Europa League, having turned 18 only a couple of weeks ago.

Unai Emery talks to media ahead of Frankfurt clash – Part 2 0

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Harry Kettle

On how to approach this game:
To learn is first to have analysis on how we can improve, how we can recover our confidence playing with our objectives, starting and controlling the match, what we are doing with the ball. Really on Sunday we needed more, that’s what we wanted. We made some mistakes and conceded some goals. We spoke and we are working yesterday and today on how we can play tomorrow. Frankfurt are usually doing a very high press, with very fast players around the opponents. Tomorrow we need to improve on the mistakes we made on Sunday to do better. Also we want to achieve another way on the pitch, how we can break the pressing. After we want to control every game with the ball, with the positioning. We did that on Sunday in the first half, but in the second half we didn’t. And tomorrow is a new challenge, how we are improving, our positioning, our control and our ability to break the press. Also how we can play the long ball and make some actions in the attacking third, to get the ball, to score and to win the match. Tomorrow is another challenge for us to show we can improve from the game on Sunday.

Unai Emery talks to media ahead of Frankfurt clash – Part 1 0

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The focus has shifted once again for Arsenal, as they prepare to go head to head with Eintracht Frankfurt in the opening game of their Europa League group stage. Unai Emery knows that he needs a big result in order to ease the stressful atmosphere currently lingering around the club, and as reported by Arsenal.com, he was more than happy to discuss that point in his press conference before the game.

On squad selection:
We are playing a lot of matches and I want to use different players and also we can have some rotation in the first XI. We have 19 players in the squad for tomorrow, Sokratis and Mesut are rested for the match.

Should Arsenal replace Emery with Jose Mourinho? 1

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

After winning the opening two Premier League games of the season, Arsenal’s results haven’t been that great. While the Anfield defeat and the North London Derby draw perhaps shouldn’t draw too much criticism, what happened at in the second half at the Vicarage was a complete shambles. Defensive mistakes and the inability of midfield to wrest the control of the game away from the charged up Hornets resulted in a two-goal lead being wasted and two points unnecessarily dropped.

Emery’s thoughts on the Watford draw – Part 2 0

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Harry Kettle

on if he’s going to have to rethink how we play out from goal kicks…
Yes but after their goal we tried once more and we broke their lines and we get into the attacking third with space. We didn’t achieve good chances in less moments we did that, but we need to repeat and we need also to have the capacity and to improve with be able to break when the teams want to press us like today, Watford was doing that.

Emery’s thoughts on the Watford draw – Part 1 0

Posted on September 18, 2019 by Harry Kettle

In the wake of Arsenal’s draw with Watford, as reported by Arsenal.com, manager Unai Emery had some thoughts on what went down in the game. While some will call his comments ‘excuses’ and others will generally find ways to criticise him, it’s important to have this kind of clarity between fans and the gaffer.

Obviously, you didn’t need us to tell you that, but we still remain hopeful for Emery’s future at the club.

Questionable substitutions 0

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal missed out on the chance to return to winning ways this past weekend as they drew 2-2 with Watford. They had initially put together a 2-0 lead and, at times, seemed comfortable. Alas, when things started to go south in the second half, it was clear to see that there was no plan B. When it appeared as if the plan B was put into effect, the fingers were immediately being pointed in the direction of the boss.

Unai Emery’s press conference ahead of the Sunday’s match against Watford 0

Posted on September 14, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal manager Unai Emery answered a few questions ahead of the team’s match against Watford.

Asked to comment of Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney, Emery said they were back in full training but would probably sit out the Sunday’s match. He believes they are physically ready, but also that it would be better for them to first play with the under-23s team in order to gain back their confidence.

A confidence boost from Emeri has helped Guendouzi land a France call-up 0

Posted on September 05, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nothing succeeds like success, goes the well-known proverb, but a bit of faith and encouragement from one’s manager can’t harm one either. Guendouzi says that talking to Emery about his role within the club was vital, as the coach told him he would have a key role this season. Thus far Arsenal’s midfielder has played in all four Premier League matches from start to end, with the exception of the one against Liverpool, when he was substituted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 86th minute of the match.

Emery & Wenger – stop with the comparisons 0

Posted on September 04, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The new Premier League season is just a few weeks old, and at this stage of proceedings, we’d argue that things are going pretty well. The Gunners are off to a fairly decent start and while they may have dropped points against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, they’re positioned well to come flying out of the blocks when the international break comes to an end.

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