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Premier League week 7

Arsenal have won their fifth straight games in the Premier League after losing the first two. Thanks to this good stretch the Gunners sit only four points behind the leaders Man City and Liverpool.

Fighting spirit

The victory versus Watford was very hard-fought as the opponents have pretty good so far this season. The Gunners had to wait the last 10 minutes to pull the victory away 2-0.

Arsenal coach, Emery, discusses the win:

We knew before the match it would be a very difficult match, but also, we needed to be competitive in those moments with Deeney.

We defended well against him in the second action, but the ball was near our box for a lot of moments and the rhythm of the match is not particularly what we want. But this passage was necessary today and I think our players on the pitch in the first half were a little nervous and we need to continue being calm.

In the first half we were speaking about needing to continue improving things on the pitch with our positioning and then our moment showed. They are arriving and we found our efficiency to score and I think this was decisive against a very good team.

I’m very happy for the team, for the squad. Each match is very important for us to win, to get minutes, to take responsibility, confidence and continue creating our idea and our style. We need to work to continue what we’re doing.

We need more moments in the 90 minutes for this control. The first half was not easy but our defensive moments were good. They were more than we wanted but we did well in the first half. The best chance was for Lacazette.

In the second half, we scored two goals but we conceded two good chances for them. We need more control, we need to continue to improve with the control, with the possession, with the positioning. But it’s not easy.

Each match is very difficult in the Premier League. I’m happy because I think we are becoming more competitive. This way is good to continue improving on other things, like playing well with control and our quality.