Emery ‘happy’ with display against United

Arsenal boss Unai Emery insisted he was happy with the performance against Manchester United despite their FA Cup exit.

Their chances were hampered by injuries to defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Laurent Koscielny, who was taken to hospital with a possible broken jaw.

“I think they weren’t big injuries for Sokratis,” Emery said in his post-match press conference after the 3-1 defeat.

“Maybe Laurent Koscielny is going to hospital to [see] what injury he has. Maybe he’s broken his jaw but I hope not.

“I’m happy because I think our work is good, but the result is bad. Today it’s the result and the injuries.

“They don’t help us to be in the match, maybe when the result’s 1-2. In this moment we had the possibility to grow and to win, but these injuries – especially the one to Koscielny – didn’t help us because our rhythm went down.

“Also, we needed to change different players to play at centre-back.

“They were very clinical and in the moments when we attacked, we got into the box but couldn’t produce the last action to score.

“We deserved more but we played against Manchester United who are in their best moment of the season, and they have a lot of players to make the difference. (Marcus) Rashford and Martial came on as well.”




1 Comment on "Emery ‘happy’ with display against United"

  1. Perhaps when he reviews the video of the game he will have a different conclusion.lack of creativity in midfield.We used to win with Carzorla. The repeated attacks up the left hand side mostly failed ,poor corner taking. To repeat the action expecting a different result is a sign of insanity

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