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Napoil win a 'good result' - Emery

12th April 2019, 07:13 by Craig Smithson

Unai Emery said Arsenal's "good" performance against Napoli meant they "deserved" their 2-0 Europa League quarter-final first leg lead.

The Gunners boss watched as Aaron Ramsey opened the scoring on 14 minutes before Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly's own goal 11 minutes later put his side in charge of the tie.

Arsenal now head to Naples next week looking to reach the last four for the second year in a row and Emery was pleased with another strong showing from his side.

"We know the first leg today was very important for us to take a good result and a good feeling, also with our supporters and with this competition," he said.

"I think we deserved the result. The two halves were very different because in the first half we controlled the ball very well and controlled with our positioning and attacked their box with the players, scoring two goals and some chances more. We didn't concede a lot for them, only the one chance they earned in the first half.

"The second was different for us because they took more control with the ball and had more possession, but our transition also was very good.

"I think it's a good result but we know it's going to be very difficult because our performances at home have usually been very strong.

"They're going to use their possibilities and attacking options against us for a comeback. Our objective now is to continue being competitive like we are here, away with our gameplay for the next matches."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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