Europa League day 1
Arsenal delivered a great performance in Frankfurt and a clean sheet 3-0. This was a strong test for Gunners as the German team went to the semifinals of the Europa League last season.
After having some difficulties away from home, the Gunners developed their best football away from the Emirates stadium and got the result they wanted.
Coach Emery on the performance:
“We know that tonight’s match was difficult because they are very strong at home and they’re a very offensive team. Defensively, we needed to work sometimes deep, sometimes with the full backs very deep because they attack a lot and cross to their striker. We spoke and we worked on our transition because if we were organized defensively and had good pressing against them, we could recover the ball in the spaces.
We did that. We have the possibility of using the young players, of giving them chances, to help them take their chances to play and share that opportunity with experienced players. Their performance tonight was good. We played in our way, with them, with our experienced players and our spirit. We showed that tonight.”
Aston Villa next
Now it is time to carry the momentum over to the Premier League and the reception of Aston Villa. With two days rest, Arsenal will look to clinch a third win in the League. Also Arsenal have not won in their last 3 games. So a win is necessary to remain on top of the League.