Quality And Commitment - Unai Emery Hails Match-Winner Danny Welbeck

Arnold Nichols
September 27, 2018

The Arsenal vs Brentford, League Cup match starts at 12:15 AM IST on September 27, Thursday (just after midnight on September 26, Wednesday). "Yesterday we showed, going through hard moments in the game, we managed to get the win with the clean sheet so this is very positive".

"I would rather have had Macclesfield at home but unfortunately we've got to travel to the Emirates which I'm sure all our supporters will be looking forward to", said Smith.

And the veteran, who is keeping new goalkeeper Bernd Leno out of the team, called for Unai Emery's men to recapture the club's former glories by grinding out results.

"It's a bit unusual for me that the assistant could not see where Aubameyang was but we can all make mistakes".

"He is very receptive and listen to advice so I have no doubt that he will continue his progression".

'Also, it gives more chances for us to find (him) the first XI for the next match with performances like today. It didn't reflect the performance of both teams and what I saw on the pitch as well. "The opponents" fatigue also helped us out'.

After a goalless first half, Arsenal scored two goals in quick succession midway through the second half through Lacazette and Aubameyang.

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The London outfit broke the deadlock courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette in the 56th minute with Aubameyang adding the second three minutes later.

He might face a tough task to leapfrog in-form striking duo Lacazette or Aubameyang in the pecking order, but there appears to be little doubt Welbeck will get plenty of game time at Emirates Stadium if he keeps up his current form.

For Milner, he has played in seven matches (six Premier League and one Champions League), also scoring two goals - one against Paris Saint-Germain in Europe - while assisting twice for his Liverpool teammates.

Brentford made more of a fist of it after half time, and were suddenly back in it with just over half an hour to go.

The 33-year-old, who offered advice to a fellow countryman as he accepted a first coaching post in England, said: "I think it's a club that can improve quite a few things.

We deserved more. It didn't reflect what happened on the pitch", Silva said.


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