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Unai Emery press-conference. The boss speaks on Alexandre Lacazette substitution, Aaron Ramsey, Gary Cahill and Mustafi’s injury

Arsenal had a confident 4-1 win over Fulham at the Emirates in the match day 21 of Premier League.

Goals from Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey helped Arsenal earn the 3 points. Only goal for Fulham scored Aboubakar Kamara.

After the game, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has spoken out on the win, transfers and many more. (via

Emery on the win

We needed to win today. We can be consistent here in our results. These points give us regularity for our position in the table. We are behind the top four but I want to continue close to them and in the near future we can be close.

Emery on the defence

Our challenge now is to improve defensively. Today is the first time we could play with Sokratis, Koscielny and Mustafi. The injury to Mustafi meant we changed for the second half.

We are happy with the attacking players and scoring goals, but we need more balance defensively to improve, We need to work, we need to do better in the second half of the season.

Emery on Ramsey

He worked well in Liverpool, today he played minutes and he scored. I want this focus.

Emery on whether Ramsey will still be at Arsenal after January

I would expect so yes.

Emery on fans booing his decision to replace Lacazette

I understand the supporters, but I need to do my work. Tactically we are thinking we need to change for more balance.

We know Seri well, we need a player close to him, not let him play with the ball too easily. I think Ramsey can do that and help us with attacking moments.

I need to do my work. But for me today Lacazette helped us.

Emery on Mustafi’s injury

It’s a small injury. It’s a small problem but he didn’t feel well after the first half. He wanted to play.

Emery on transfers

It’s not easy, improving our team in the transfer market, but the club is working, watching different possibilities.

Maybe we can sign one or two players.

Emery on signing Gary Cahill

We didn’t speak about him.

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