Europa League semifinals return leg
Arsenal reached an European Final for the first time since 2006 [Champions League Final lost to FC Barcelona 2-1]. The Gunners played the perfect game in Valencia and were always under control responding emphatically to any strikes from Valencia. The final score 4-2 shows well how dominant Arsenal were in this tie. Aubameyang and Lacazette have been one of the best duo in Europe this year and will now try to add their name to the Arsenal’s trophy list against Chelsea.
Coach Emery comments on a great night as he returned to Spain:
“We had the confidence and we were confident because we lost Sunday in the Premier League in a game needed to be in the top four. We knew it was going to be difficult but we had two ways. This possibility after the Premier League loss, we took it strongly in our mind to prepare, to focus and to work hard to make this final. We can be proud of the players and of the work of our supporters who are here today with us and it’s not finished, this success. It’s one step more to play the final. We are happy but also, we know it’s going to continue to be difficult. But it’s not easy to play finals.
We were speaking about the different situations that can happen in 90 minutes, for example in the first leg when we started losing 1-0 – but our reaction was an amazing reaction and today was the same, when we received the first goal, about how we can come back to this result and keep our game plan. At the beginning they pushed a lot against us with a big atmosphere here and I think our response was amazing.
every player gave us all they can do in 90 minutes and after, individually, we can also speak about some players. Aubameyang for the goals, Lacazette for another goal but I think we worked very well and this work is for being proud of them and also remembering our supporters at home. We played last week and they were full in the stadium with us. Today they are coming here to support us and I think we can be proud of each single player and each single supporters.”
Watch what the coach had to say about his two strikers: