The Spaniard, 47, has impressed many after he helped stretch the Gunners’ unbeaten run to 20 games last night with a 2-2 draw against Manchester United. Jose Mourinho’s side looked much improved from the team that faced Southampton last weekend, but still failed to walk away with anything more than a point for the third Premier League game in a row. After the match, many were quick to heap praise on the new Arsenal boss but he remained as level-headed and realistic as ever.
“We could have won this match in certain moments but they equalised very quickly after both our goals,” Emery revealed.
“We need to improve defensively but we need to have balance and not lose our attacking chances.
“We perhaps lost a bit of control there but we created lots of chances after 2-2 and I am very proud of our performance.
“We wanted to win but we can feel this point is good.”
Having inherited a side that many predicted would fail after Arsene Wenger’s exit, some may not have blamed Emery had he gloated after taking four points from games against Tottenham and United.
However, in one of his first interviews for the north London side, he vowed to learn from similar comments from other managers in the league.
Asked on his opinion of Jose Mourinho’s remarks after losing 4-1 to Liverpool in pre-season, the Spaniard admitted: “Usually coaches have their own personalities.
“With these personalities, we are competing more or less on the pitch in the games.
“Or giving our opinions in the press conference.
“I expect, I listen, and I learn from these https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1055361/arsenal-news-unai-emery-learnt-jose-mourinho-mistakes-man-utd-spt#comments every day.
“I will do the same with my opinions and words.”
Arsenal now turn turn their attention to more Premier League action, as they prepare to welcome Huddersfield to the Emirates on Saturday.
After that, they return to Europa League action with their final Group E game against Qarabag.