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There was something special about Unai Emery's press conference

There was something special about Unai Emery's press conference

After losing their first two games against Manchester City and Chelsea, the Gunners knew that the only way they can seek redemption is for them to beat West Ham United.

He said he told Ozil to attend the match if he was feeling better and that the German was "with the team" before the game but later left due to his illness. "It was very important for our supporters". Each moment he played when the team needed him.

"It was what I demanded of the players". We have to see the reasons why we conceded so many. Also, the win gives the confidence for the players.

'I spoke with him about things tactically for this match and the last match.

Yet defensively, especially in midfield, Arsenal couldn't cope with Marko Arnautovic, Michail Antonio and especially Felipe Anderson who launched several counterattacks with astonishing ease.

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But Arsenal's inconsistent performance suggests Emery still has much to work on as the Spaniard aims to restore his new club to the top four after last season's sixth-place finish. But one thing is clear: Emery will stick to his philosophy and way of playing. After going a goal down, the Gunners came back to run out 3-1 winners in front of their fans at the Emirates.

Emery said afterwards that his side were still in the midst of a transition period following the departure of long-term boss Arsene Wenger, but would be buoyed by the first victory of his reign.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil had a screaming match with manager Unai Emery in midweek, it has been claimed.

Asked if a rumoured training ground bust-up was to blame for Ozil not being involved, Emery said instead that the 29-year old was ill.