first_imgAlexandre Lacazette reveals Unai Emery’s message to Arsenal players before Napoli win Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Apr 2019 8:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link451Shares Comment Emery named an attacking line up and was pleased to be rewarded (Picture: Getty)‘Here we showed the players have the habit to play matches against good teams, good players, good atmosphere like here. We wanted more possession and to control the match with the ball.‘We didn’t do all I wanted but in the positioning, above all in the first half, we were very good. We pressed well against them, they want to win back possession with combinations. We did big pressing against them and were in their box on a lot of moments, [creating] the possibility to score.‘Our objective today was to score, we did that, and after also to win and think to do one step, being consistent in 90 minutes.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Lacazette’s first-half free-kick set up an excellent win for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)And Lacazette has now revealed that the Spanish coach was eager for his side to play attacking, front-foot football rather than just sit on their first-leg lead.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The manager wanted us to score, he knew it was going to be difficult for Napoli to score four goals,’ the striker explained to RMC Sport after the game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Everyone was supportive. We could have played better, done better with the ball, but we’re not going to complain.’Emery was pleased with how the side carried out his plan, saying: ‘I’m very proud of my players, very proud of our work. The Frenchman scored the only goal in an accomplished away performance (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette says Unai Emery told his Arsenal players to attack from the off and bag an away goal as he masterminded the side’s excellent Europa League win over Napoli.The north Londoners travelled to Naples with a two-goal first-leg lead and, after seeing off a few scares from the hosts, went ahead on the night through Lacazette’s excellent free-kick.Emery named a bold starting XI for the game, pairing the French striker with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the first time in an away game since February. Advertisementlast_img read more