Despite losing 3-1 at Anfield on saturday, Unai Emery insisted he had positives to take from the game. One of those positives includes Matteo Guendozi and Joe Willock’s performance.
The team lined up in a 4-3-1-2 formation with both midfielders playing either side of Granit Xhaka in the midfield quartet.
Speaking with Sky Sports after the game, he said: ‘I think some players like Willock, he did another step ahead here today. Matteo [Guendouzi] also good match.
‘The impact with Lucas [Torreira], with [Alexandre] Lacazette, with Mickey [Henrikh Mkhitaryan] also was good.’
He went to talk about Dani Ceballos, who had a less impressive performance. Coming from the back of a man of the match display against Burnley, the fans hoped the Madrid loanee would make the difference at Anfield.
Speaking about the Real Madrid loanee at his post-match press conference, Emery said: ‘Ceballos today struggled more than last week, but it’s one experience more for him. We need to be optimistic.’
Arsenal welcome North London rivals, Spuds, to the Emirates next. The fans will be hoping the team return to winning ways, especially against arch rivals Spuds.