Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has claimed that manager Unai Emery has given the Gunners one thing and has proved that against London rivals Tottenham.
The Spurs have suffered a 4-2 defeat in the hands of Emery side in their North London derby on Sunday afternoon at the Emirates Stadium.
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The Gunners went 2-1 down before the break but Emery’s double substitution – Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey – made a huge effect.
Following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second goal of the game, Lacazette scored on the 75th minute to make it 3-2 before Lucas Torreira netted his first Premier League goal to confirm the merit win.
Wales international Aaron Ramsey, who is set to leave the North London side in the summer, has also managed to set up Aubameyang and Lacazette’s goals.
Therefore, Arsenal legend Ian Wright – who turned to pundit – admits Emery has given the North London side more intensity.
“I thought that was fantastic,” Wright said on Match of the Day 2 when asked for his thoughts about the win.
“When you consider when he [Emery] came in, people said ‘be careful what you wish for’. They lost to City and Chelsea.”
“He’s got a very meticulous approach, a very ruthless approach. We’ve seen he’s not afraid to make the changes.”
“What he’s given Arsenal back now is that intensity. We got it back today.”
“When you look at Spurs and the way they played against Chelsea, you needed Arsenal to come out firing.”
Arsenal, who hold the fourth spot in the table, will be back in the Premier League action on Wednesday night as they will take on Man United at Old Trafford.