Press

25 December, 2018
Brighton: Pre-Match Thoughts

Unai Emery spoke to the media at the pre-match press conference for the Premier League match against Brighton. We are going to play the next match in Brighton and we are going to play at full-strength, not considering other options or playing with precautions. It is a tough match, it is difficult and we need…

22 December, 2018
Arsenal get back on track with home win against Burnley (3-1)

Unai Emery’s Arsenal team were back in Premier League action in the early Saturday kick-off at Emirates Stadium against Burnley. The team knew the importance of bouncing back with a win after the results of the previous week, but they were well aware that it would be a tough battle against Sean Dyche’s side. The…

21 December, 2018
Burnley: Pre-Match Thoughts

Unai Emery spoke to the media at the pre-match press conference for the Premier League match against Burnley. We have big respect for Burnley. They are a good team, with good players. Defensively they are very hard and can play with a lot of long balls, a lot of crosses, to create chances to score. Each…

19 December, 2018
Arsenal go out of Carabao Cup against Tottenham (0-2)

Wednesday evening saw Arsenal back in action in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals at Emirates Stadium against Tottenham. The match started positively for Arsenal with good intensity and energetic attacking play, from Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey in particular. Indeed it the Welshman who sent Henrikh Mkhitaryan through on goal early on, but the opposition goalkeeper, Gazzaniga,…

18 December, 2018
Tottenham: Pre-Match Thoughts

Unai Emery spoke to the media at the pre-match press conference for the Carabao Cup match against Tottenham. Tottenham have very good players, the coach is working very well, they are winning a lot of matches. They lost to us but we worked a lot and pushed a lot with our supporters. My priority is…

16 December, 2018
Arsenal fall to late away defeat against Southampton (3-2)

Arsenal’s long unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end in Sunday’s early afternoon Premier League match at St. Mary’s. Unai Emery had to field a makeshift back three of Laurent Koscielny, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Granit Xhaka. Arsenal knew they would be tested by Southampton and their new head coach, Ralph Hasenhüttl, who was making his…

15 December, 2018
Southampton: Pre-Match Thoughts

Unai Emery spoke to the media at the pre-match press conference for the Premier League match against Southampton. We know Sunday is a very difficult match – they will play with their supporters and pushing a lot because they need to win for the three points. For us it’s very important too – we want to…

13 December, 2018
Arsenal win final Europa League group fixture against Qarabag FK (1-0)

Arsenal went into their final Europa League match against Qarabag FK knowing the group was already won and the opposition were unable to qualify for the next round. However, it was an opportunity for Unai Emery to give playing time to Arsenal’s academy products. The match was also significant because it saw Arsenal captain Laurent…

12 December, 2018
Qarabag: Pre-Match Thoughts

Unai Emery spoke to the media at the pre-match press conference for the Europa League match against Qarabag. Our first aim in this competition, we have done, which was to be first in the group. But we respect this competition, we respect Qarabag and tomorrow our objective is to win. We are going to give…

8 December, 2018
Arsenal get hard-fought home win against Huddersfield (1-0)

Unai Emery’s Arsenal team were back in Premier League action at Emirates Stadium against Huddersfield Town. Despite Arsenal being on a 20 game unbeaten run and having put in some excellent performances in recent games, they were well aware that this would be a very tough match to win. Indeed, the away side showed excellent…