Unai Emery believes Arsenal’s performance in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool shows they are getting closer to the top teams.
Arsenal had previously lost to Manchester City and Chelsea this season, but gave a much better account of themselves against the Reds and deserved a point as Alexandre Lacazette cancelled out James Milner’s opener.
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Emery, celebrating his 47th birthday, was also content with the performance and even happier that his side improved on their previous displays against the top teams. “The result is a good result for how we did in 90 minutes, when we were losing,” he said.
“We deserved it because we could have lost, but we could also have won in the 90 minutes. “It was a good test for us. We need more, in our work and tactically also. But the spirit is like we want. The progress takes time, a long time in football is very difficult to demand.
In the three matches (Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea), this was a more complete game for us. “It’s very important when you play against City, Chelsea, Liverpool and if you win it’s better. “But the other games are important also. Today is one test, how we are against a team like Chelsea.
Maybe today we are more near those teams. But we need this quality in every match. Every game is important like today.”