The 50,000 seat stadium at Sporting Lisbon can be an intimidating atmosphere for away fans at any time, which is probably one of the reasons why the Portugese side hadn’t lost any home game in the previous 12 months, but Unai Emery was very pleased to thank the Arsenal fans that braved the storm to get behind the team in Portugal. When asked about whether he thought this side could break our record of 14 wins in a row in 1987, he told Arsenal.com: “Three matches… that’s a lot of matches,”
“We are only thinking of the next match against Crystal Palace. We are also enjoying each moment with our supporters.
“Today we were with them and they were with us, supporters who had come from Arsenal, from London or from here. For us, it’s very important that supporters are with us and enjoy it. I’m enjoying continuing the work, our process.
“They have a high demand for us because every match is not easy for us. Historically, this has been very difficult for us and I know this. We are thinking about three points at Crystal Palace but we know that it’s very difficult to win there. For us, continuing to win is what we want but we know it’s not easy and we can lose.
“We’re only thinking about the best performance for us. We want to continue winning and we also want to continue to improve things. Each match is a big opportunity for every player to show us they can take big responsibility with this personality to play like we want. We need every player.”
He needs every player, and every player needs us to show them how much we appreciate their new work ethic and winning mentality. If we stay behind the team there is no reason why we just can’t carry on winning….