Emery says Arsenal are improving following 'competitive' Watford win

Mae Harvey
October 1, 2018

A late own goal from Watford's Craig Cathcart and a Mesut Ozil strike two minutes later gave Arsenal a 2-0 win at the Emirates on Saturday that sent them above the Hornets in the Premier League table.

Unai Emery thinks that his Arsenal team are improving under his management, after grabbing all three points in what he described as a "competitive" game against Watford this afternoon.

The 22-year-old, who explains that Emery's strict training regime has made him a sharper player already, has set himself personal goals for this season and believes that his manager's guidance can help him to achieve them.

But, after grabbing his hamstring following a goal-kick, Arsenal captain Cech was forced to limp off in first half stoppage-time.

As a result, Leno will play the next two games at least before the global break.

"We defended well and created chances but we didn't score and against this type of team we know you have to score first".

The Ramsey situation is yet another example of Arsenal's ineptitude in dealing with expiring contracts within their squad, and they have repeatedly left themselves accepting below market fees for their players as a result. "I think Bernd Leno can learn staying here [and training] with Petr Cech every day".

There's now a chance Ramsey could refuse a January move in order to secure a higher salary as a free agent next summer, meaning Arsenal would lose one of their most valuable assets for free.

"Our moments arrived in the second half and we showed efficiency to score".

"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".

Suggesting that Iwobi could become a key player for the team during his tenure, he beamed: "I am very happy with him because of his mentality".

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