Unai Emery ‘very proud’ of Arsenal star after win over Man United
Unai Emery praises Bernd Leno for his solid performance in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Man United
Unai Emery has admitted that he was “proud” of Bernd Leno’s performance as the goalkeeper helped Arsenal to claim a 2-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Gunners became the first team to beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the Premier League this term since he took over from Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford back in December.
Granit Xhaka opened the scoring in the first half, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dispatched his penalty in the 69th minute to hand Arsenal a vital win in the race for Champions League qualification.
Leno was in fine form as he produced a number of solid saves to keep Manchester United at bay on Sunday afternoon.
And Arsenal manager Emery has admitted that he was delighted by the German goalkeeper’s performance at The Emirates.
Speaking at his post-match news conference on Sunday afternoon, Emery said: “I’m very proud of our players. They gave all they could against the best team at this moment.
“We were playing very competitive for 90 minutes and I think we deserved this victory. We can be happy today.
“We knew Manchester United could use different tactics but we wanted to impose our game-plan and I think we did that.
“Our goalkeeper is very important and sometimes the goalkeeper can save us and today I’m very proud of his work.”
The win lifted Arsenal up into fourth place in the Premier League and left them just one point behind their bitter local rivals Tottenham Hotspur with eight games left to play.
Arsenal are aiming to try and break back into the top four this season for the first time in two seasons.