Unai Emery
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery insists his team were unlucky not to take all three points when they faced Manchester United on Wednesday night.

The victory would have been the Gunner’s first win at Old Trafford since 2006 for the Arsenal, but a late goal from Jesse Lingard ensured the game ended at 2-2.

Emery said, according to Sky Sports:

“I am very proud for our work and how we responded in the 90 minutes. When we are winning it was a good moment but they equalised very quickly then we got up after their two goals.”

“In the second half, our players worked to find a way to win. I think we were close, more than them, to do the third goal but De Gea saved two or three times with good action.”

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There was a concern for the Gunners as Rob Holding was taken off with what looked like a really nasty injury in the first half, and Emery is preparing for the worst outcome.

“It’s the worst for us today. Rob Holding, we are going to wait for the doctor but maybe it’s a big injury,” he said.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi revealed his frustrations over the team’s failure to hold on for the win. Arsenal took the lead twice but on both occasions, United responded almost immediately.

“We knew it was going to be a difficult game because Old Trafford is always a tough place to come,” said the midfielder.

“I guess it’s a hard one to take because we were ahead twice. Both teams fought hard, though, so I guess a draw is a fair result for both teams.”