Unai Emery has revealed that he had planned the half-time substitutions which helped Arsenal secure the North London Derby win (via Arsenal.com).
It was such a pleasing afternoon for Arsenal on so many levels with Gunners fans reserving special praise for Unai Emery.
The Spaniard’s substitutions changed the game in Arsenal’s favour with Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey both playing starring roles.
Now, the head coach has revealed that the decision may have been a little more planned than we were expecting.
“Before I started the match I prepared in my mind different situations in the match. One was this,” Emery revealed after the match.
“Why? Because Lacazette has very big efficiency in scoring against every team and because Aaron has experience against Tottenham and in derby matches. He has experience of coming back against big teams.
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“This is a very big victory, we showed our supporters and we give them this victory because it’s a very special match against Tottenham. For us it’s the same – special.”
It was an excellent decision from Unai Emery at halftime and he deserves tremendous amounts of credit for the way the second-half developed. The substitutions secured the three points for the team.