Unai Emery hails Lucas Torreira and Gunner’s patience

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery hailed goal scoring winner Lucas Torreira while praising the Gunner’s patience with the winner coming with seven minutes left in the premier league game.

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery, speaking to BBC Sport: “It was a tough match, like many matches, and today it is important because we didn’t have rhythm but still won. I’m very happy with the result. It was hard for us to control the match today.

“Patience is the key word today. I wanted us to win more quickly but we needed to be patient.

“We can improve more and today we spoke that we want to win matches with more control. But we are very competitive and showed character.”

On Lucas Torreira potential

The 22-year-old has largely been viewed as a defensive midfielder has been on target in the last two home games and Emery said:

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“He has the quality and he has a very quick interpretation of the pitch in a tactical sense, both offensively and defensively. He is very fast in his mind and his feet.

“He is improving and is very committed every day to improve and to learn English. And he is hungry.”

The lead-up to the game was dominated by the headlines which exposed four Arsenal players for allegedly indulging in nitrous oxide inhalation on a night out.

Emery though refused to comment further on the matter.

“We cannot speak about this outside the club. I don’t want any distractions. The players needed to have their focus on the match today,” he said.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner, speaking to BBC Sport:

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“Obviously it is hard to take but I can see the positives. This was a proper fight which the players gave Arsenal. We did so many things right and limited their qualities. Unfortunately, the result is what it is.

“We frustrated Arsenal, how the players did it tactically, and the shift they put in, was brilliant. Our tactics worked but unfortunately this goal was an unlucky one because the rebound and second rebound went to Arsenal.”

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