Arsenal Manager Unai Emery on Sunday said his team-imposed their game plan on English Premier League rivals Manchester United which ensured that the Gunners defeated the Red Devils 2-0 at Emirates Stadium.
It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first Premier League defeat since being appointed Manchester United’s interim manager.
Emery told newsmen that it was a well deserved win for his side, adding that they were very competitive throughout the game against the most in-form team of the moment in the league.
“I think today we can be very proud of our players and supporters because I think we had a good atmosphere here which gave the players all they needed to beat the best thing in this moment.
“Manchester are a very good side with great players but today we were very competitive over the 90 minutes, finding our moments and I think we deserve this victory.
“We knew Manchester United were in a good moment and could use different systems and tactics within 90 minutes but we wanted to impose our game plan and I think we did just that.
“We needed our goalkeeper at some crucial moments in the game and he made some very good saves, Also our players with their quality, intensity and support here at home (Emirates Stadium) we pushed and created a lot of chances.
“Overall, we proved that we cannot only create chances but can also put them away. I think we can be very happy today and Xhaka scored a very good goal,’’ he said.