Emery says Arsenal is thinking to win

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Bernd Leno of Arsenal saves the ball from Solomon March of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on May 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Bernd Leno of Arsenal saves the ball from Solomon March of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium on May 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Gunners coach believes his team can go to the UEFA Europa League Final, but they will have to be careful with Valencia.

Arsenal is set to play against Valencia in tomorrow’s UEFA Europa League Semifinal second leg.

The first leg was won by the English Premier League side 3-1, but the imposing Mestalla Stadium is a fortress for the Spanish La Liga side.

“For us, itā€™s the same message as when we played the first leg in London,” said Unai Emery to the club’s official website.

“We are in a 50/50 for two teams and after the first leg, the result has not changed my ideas. Tomorrow is going to be very difficult here and we can take some examples, not just yesterday but also in the past.”

He added: “But knowing it is difficult here, we are going to play with all our ambition, with full motivation and the preparation needs to be good for this match.”

“Our idea is to play the match, thinking to win. After, you want to win then you need to score.”

“Also, how they consider you to do some attacks with the possibility to score because they are a very organized team and their structure is very strong defensively,” he said.

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“But also they need to score. They have attacking players with big qualities, combinations and the possibility to score here tomorrow. Our idea is to do both: be defensively strong and offensively, take our chances.”

“Above all, I think it depends how we are on the pitch tomorrow. The 90 minutes can be long and there can be moments for our attack and their attack. We need to be solid and most importantly control the match tomorrow,” Emery concluded.

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