Arsenal failed to put the icing on the cake, as Unai Emery missed a golden opportunity to bridge the gap between themselves and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.
The Gunners leapt to a goal lead in the first half, thanks to Aaron Ramsey’s 16th minute striker. However, a spot kick from Harry Kane, a penalty miss from Aubameyang and a red card to Lucas Torreira summed up a rather disappointing day for Unai Emery.
Speaking to BTSport after the fixture, Emery gave his verdict on the game, as he pondered on the introduction of the VAR to the Premier League.
“We are fine in our way, today being competitive and adapting our performance. It demanded a lot of transition for us and it is good, not the result because we can win, but we can be stronger in our mentality after this match going forward.” He said.
“One month ago I said to everybody VAR is coming forward – it is difficult for referees. You can analyse with TV and it is easy but referees can’t use that now. Maybe today’s match is different with that but I understand it is difficult. The referee is a big personality – it is not easy to balance the two teams but I like this referee.
“We need to be together to be strong like a team. We need a keeper like Leno today and Ramsey’s last derby, maybe he can play more in the future, but for now I am happy for him.
“We are thinking each match for three points, to continue in our way, our target is clear. We can be proud of everybody in our work. We showed everybody we are creating and doing it our way.”