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Draw Against Tottenham, Not Best Result For My Team – Emery

Arsenal boss, Unai Emery, has said the draw against Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s North London derby in the Premier League, was not the best outcome for his team.

Spurs looked like they would secure their first league win away to Arsenal since 2010, after goals from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane.

But the Gunners fought back from 2-0 down to force a 2-2 result, courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goals.

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Reacting to the game, Emery lamented the errors by his players which led to Spurs’ goals.

“It was an amazing match. We are proud of our work and our supporters. The result isn’t the best for us.

“The key was the first goal to give us confidence and give us more chances in the second half. We deserved it. We did a lot of good things. We made some mistakes in the first half and they have good players.

“Before their first goal we were playing well. Sometimes our heart is more strong than our head,” Emery said.

Meanwhile, Spurs coach, Mauricio Pochettino, believes his team helped their hosts back into the game after they scored got their first goal.

“Overall, I think we are happy with the performance, recovering good feelings,” he said after the game.

“We can only be optimistic, and we are going to improve. We’re going to have the internationals now and it was good to finish with a positive feeling,” he stated.

“To concede in the last minute (of the first half) was a difficult thing for the team. We handed the belief to Arsenal and that was a big hit for us.

“But the team played really well. Playing like this, we are going to improve and get better. It was one of the best performances in five years we’ve had here at the Emirates. After all the circumstances it was an important performance, more important than the point or the table.”

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