Gunners boss hails progress
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is happy with his side's progress after they boosted their Champions League hopes against Manchester United.
Goals by Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earned the Gunners a crucial 2-0 win to leave them just a point behind Spurs in third and two ahead of United, who lie fifth with Chelsea a point further back.
Emery was just delighted to pick up the three points following a disappointing defeat against Rennes in midweek, and is happy to be in the thick of the race for the top four.
"I don't know if it was the best performance this season but we are improving, and being competitive in different matches," Emery said. "We can feel very proud of the players.
The Spaniard also had special praise for Xhaka, who got the ball rolling with long-range strike that deceived United goalkeeper David de Gea.
"I've only been here one year and Xhaka is a specialist with shooting and he can shoot from different positions on the pitch," he added.
"He can shoot far from the goal but his shooting is very dangerous usually. Today he tried to shoot and he scored but I think he can do more and can try like that in each match."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.