Emery wants more from his Gun­ners side

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

UNAI EMERY has called for his Arse­nal side to give even more after they put in a thrilling dis­play to beat Tot­ten­ham 4-2 in a feisty en­counter.

Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang’s dou­ble and goals from Alexan­dre La­cazette and Lu­cas Tor­reira gave Emery the win­ning feel­ing in his first north Lon­don derby and fur­ther strength­ened Arse­nal’s top-four cre­den­tials.

But that does not tell even half of the story as Spurs led 2-1 at the break, thanks to Eric Dier’s goal which sparked a mad touch­line melee, and Harry Kane’s penalty, while Jan Ver­tonghen was also sent off in the clos­ing 10 min­utes.

The Gun­ners made it 19 games un­beaten in all com­pe­ti­tions and Emery is now fo­cus­ing on an­other test­ing ex­am­i­na­tion away at Manch­ester United in mid­week.

“Now I am think­ing of the match on Wed­nes­day in Manch­ester,” he said. “It is a very big vic­tory, we showed our sup­port­ers and we gave them the vic­tory be­cause it is a very spe­cial match against Tot­ten­ham, for us it is spe­cial also.

“But above all it is three points, like against Bournemout­h. We are happy, we are en­joy­ing, but shocked be­cause Tot­ten­ham are on 30 points like us.

“We need to con­tinue our process, creat­ing our way. To­day was very big things, for our con­fi­dence this was a very good match.”

Mauri­cio Pochet­tino was forced to play the role of peace­maker after Dier’s equaliser as his cel­e­bra­tion led to a mass brawl – the Spurs boss sprint­ing up the touch­line to rem­edy mat­ters.

“Foot­ball is about the en­ergy and the emo­tion and how it changed the emo­tion in that mo­ment when we scored,” the Ar­gen­tinian said.

“It was try to put calm in our play­ers, at 1-1 it was a mas­sive fight there, I didn’t know what was go­ing on in that mo­ment,” he added.

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