Emery keen for Arsenal to keep entertaining at Lisbon

Arsenal boss Unai Emery intends to keep fans entertained ahead of this evening’s Europa League game at Sporting Lisbon

The Gunners arrive at Portugal on the back of a 10-game winning streak for the first time since 2007.

At least three goals in five of Arsenal’s last seven games have been scored as well with Manchester City the only Premier League team to have netted more goals.

Now Emery hopes that his Arsenal players will continue to entertain with the club having had six different scorers in the Europa League alone this season.

“We want the balance,” Emery said on Arsenal.com.

“The balance to score a lot and not concede a lot of goals, but for me, the individual goalscoring statistics for the players is very important, as it is for the supporters to be excited with many things on the pitch.

“Scoring goals is important for this spectacle and with this balance, we want to score a lot with different players.

“I want our strikers to have a lot of chances to score but also to find the balance defensively.”


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The Spaniard, who won the Europa League three times in a row at Sevilla, is well aware of the difficulty of the competition and will not be taking Sporting or any other side lightly.

“We are here to play to win, to find all the titles that are in the way and this is one with a very high, high level in every team like Sporting CP,” said Emery.

“In this competition every year there are a lot of teams with the same idea to find here one title and I think the level now is very, very high in this competition.”


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