BATE Borisov v Arsenal: Emery to take another step towards glory

Elena Summers
February 14, 2019

The Armenian global was at the heart of the action as first-half goals from Alex Iwobi and Alex Lacazette sealed an important away victory.

The result kept the Gunners in the thick of the chase for a top-four finish and Champions League football although questions remain about their defensive frailty.

After picking up only two points in their last six games on the road, Emery stated his side have to win at rock-bottom Huddersfield on Saturday.

So far the Gunners have managed to keep only four clean sheets since the start of the Premier League season but according to Unai Emery, he is not too anxious about keeping clean sheets.

"This season, we don't have a clean sheet away?" asked the goalkeeper when the stat was mentioned by a reporter.

"It was very important, this victory, it is three points for us to be closer to the top four, and our target is this". I'm very pleased and honoured to be signing another contract with this club. "Every player was working and helping each other and today I'm very proud with our work".

Things looked comfortable through the most part of the second half until we let in our customary goal after Kolasinac somehow bundled in a cross for 2-1, which thankfully was how it finished.

The Gunners are now fifth, one point behind a resurgent Manchester United who have been in great form since the appointment of an interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer who took over from Mourinho.

Analysing the game on Match of the Day as a pundit, Wright was quick to praise Iwobi for his performance and issued a message to Arsenal fans to get behind the winger.

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Emery will still want to give opportunities to his younger crop of players, but Ozil's wage packet and apparent lack of desire to leave means there is more on Arsenal to achieve Champions League action next season.

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