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5 January, 2019
Arsenal get FA Cup campaign off and running at Blackpool (0-3)

Unai Emery enjoyed a new experience, coaching for the first time on one of the most traditional days in world football, the third round of the FA Cup. Well aware of the importance of the competition in English football and especially for Arsenal fans, given their team’s record of 13 Cup wins, the Basque coach…

4 January, 2019
Blackpool: Pre-Match Thoughts

Unai Emery spoke to the media at the pre-match press conference for the FA Cup match against Blackpool. When we played here against them in the Carabao Cup, we knew this history of this club. They aren’t in the best moment for that. But here against us at the Emirates they played very competitively and…

1 January, 2019
Arsenal begin 2019 with a win against Fulham (4-1)

Arsenal were back at Emirates Stadium for the New Year’s Day fixture against Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham in the Premier League. Unai Emery’s team went into this festive London derby wanting to provide a quick response after losing their previous game against Liverpool, and they started the game at a high tempo. Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi showed…

29 December, 2018
Arsenal fall to away defeat against Liverpool (5-1)

Arsenal were on the road again, this time at Anfield, to face Premier League leaders, Liverpool. Unai Emery’s team started the game well, looking to keep the ball moving quickly and work hard off the ball. Indeed, the first goal came after just 11 minutes, when a great ball in from Alex Iwobi was met…

28 December, 2018
Liverpool: Pre-Match Thoughts

Unai Emery spoke to the media at the pre-match press conference for the Premier League match against Liverpool. It’s a very big match for us and for them, they are unbeaten this season. I look at their progress in the last year and they are maybe in the best moment now. But for us it’s also a…

26 December, 2018
Arsenal draw away against Brighton (1-1)

Arsenal visited Brighton & Hove Albion on Boxing Day in the first of two away matches during the Premier League’s festive period. Unai Emery’s team started the first half at a good tempo and were fluid in possession. The front three of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Lacazette and Mesut Ozil were connecting well and the chances…

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,…