Wenger was more anxious about playing style than winning: Cech

Wenger was more anxious about playing style than winning: Cech

Wenger was more anxious about playing style than winning: Cech

In the end, one goal was enough to win the game against Everton, and when you score a superb goal like Alexandre Lacazette's one for Arsenal, you are entitled to celebrate.

Arsenal closed the game out without conceding - for the first clean sheet under Emery - despite centre back Sokratis hobbling off with a knee injury in the first half.

Arsenal took on Championship outfit Brentford tonight in the EFL Cup at the Emirates Stadium.

Lacazette's sublime strike will stand the test of time, but Aubameyang's was more fortunate as the Gabon forward was clearly offside.

"Yesterday, we went through hard moments but got the win with the clean sheet, so this is very positive", said Petr Cech.

"We have very healthy competition here now and we are actually feeling the benefit of that".

"It comes from the preparation, the everyday work and from the manager's way of playing the game as well", Cech said.

Cech's heroics laid the foundation for Arsenal's burst of two goals in three minutes, but it might have been different if Emery had been quicker with a planned substitution. Emery later said he was about to replace Lacazette just before the France striker scored.

"It is a clear offside for their second goal and it is a decision at an important stage, because at 1-0, we would have kept creating problems for them".

The former PSG gaffer told Sky Sports, "He [Lucas Torreira] is starting today because I think he made a good performance with us, but also Matteo the same".

The Gabon worldwide was substituted ten minutes later while Lacazette went on to play the full 90 minutes but Unai Emery has now revealed that he meant to take off Lacazette while Aubameyang was supposed to stay on the pitch.

There have been signs of improvement in recent weeks and Sunday's 2-0 victory over Everton moved us to within just one point of fourth-placed Watford ahead of our clash on Saturday so the players should be in confident mood tonight. It has been a tough adjustment period for a player who, at 36, is in the twilight of his career but his faultless display against Everton showed he is getting there.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled Arsenal's lead moments later.

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