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Unai Emery press conference live: Arsenal boss on Cardiff win, Suarez deal and transfers


Hello and welcome to live coverage of Unai Emery's press conference at the Emirates.
Arsenal's head coach will be sitting down facing the press reacting to his side's vital 2-1 win against Cardiff City at the Emirates on Tuesday night.
Following the disappointing defeat in the FA Cup against Manchester United, Arsenal needed a win to get some momentum back and they got the result they needed, albeit with a scrappy performance.
Goalless at the break, a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty broke the deadlock in the second half before Alexandre Lacazette's fine individual goal gave the hosts some much needed breathing space.
Cardiff did grab a late consolation deep into injury time but it wasn't enough to change the outcome.

Emery will now give his take on the game as well as updating the media on Arsenal's attempts to bolster the squad before Thursday's transfer deadline, with a deal for Barcelona's Denis Suarez close.
Follow live updates from the press conference right here with our Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts.


Emery on injuries and playing returning against Man City

I don’t know now. We need to know tomorrow in training.
I hope some players can be with us. Ainsley, I hope [he can play].

Will Suarez handle the physical nature of the Premier League?

I don’t know now. It’s a challenge for him and also to help us.

Emery on what Suarez will bring

We need wingers. Suarez, who I know, his qualities is this.

Emery on transfers

If a player can come here to help us, he will come.
The last news, I don’t know. My focus is on the match. Maybe tonight or tomorrow I will speak.

Emery on the emotion of the match

I think firstly respect for the situation. Our thoughts are with Sala, his family, his friends. Cardiff and Nantes.
I was in France for two years with him. It’s difficult to prepare in this situation. It was a very emotional match.

Emery on the win

The first half, if one team deserved to score maybe it was them. 0-0 was a good result for us in the first half.
But the second half we had the opportunity to change this situation.
We knew the match wasn’t easy because they worked well and it was not easy to find space.
The second half we found better situations to score and win this match.

Here we go

Emery has arrived.

That's it from Warnock

Now we wait for Emery.

More from Warnock

I couldn’t see how they were going to score, other than a stupid tackle.
If they had the chances we had, I think they would have scored four or five.

Warnock on the emotion of the night

It’s bound to be [diffiuclt]. What’s went on this week is unprecedented.
We wanted to put a performance in.
I can’t explain what it’s been like this week. Just not wanting to get out of bed. It was really difficult.
I know we have lost a game, but there are more important things.

Warnock on the result

I was proud of the lads, probably the best performance of the season away from home.
I don’t think we’ve had 19 shots away from him before.

Here we go

Neil Warnock has arrived first.

Player ratings


Alexandre Lacazette celebrates (Image: Glyn KIRK / AFP)
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates (Image: Glyn KIRK / AFP)

While we wait for Emery to arrive, why not check out our Arsenal player ratings for tonight’s game?
It was a good night for Lacazette ad Guendouzi.

Ready and waiting

Our man is in place.





Charles Watts
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Good evening

Well it wasn’t pretty, but Arsenal got the job done.
The Gunners secured a 2-1 win at the Emirates tonight and we’ll be hearing from Unai Emery shortly.
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