Emery gives love to Arsenal’s travelling fans for win in Lisbon

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….



  1. Taku says:

    Yes! We can break the record of 14 wins in 1987

  2. gotanidea says:

    Arsenal always have the infrastructure and the system to beat any European team. But they also need a head coach with fresh ideas and the one that is proactive in the matches

    Hopefully Arsenal would not lose before the Liverpool game, because they need the winning mentality to be carried out to the Emirates in November

  3. Sue says:

    Yes Phil gets all our love ?

  4. Innit says:

    I’m not thinking too much about Emery getting 14 matches in a row.
    It would be amazing if he did with the players we have. Wenger did it with much better squad of players

    But I’m just enjoying one at a time.

    Hopefully we can make it 12 in a row against Crystal Palace

    Congratulations to Emery for beating his personal best of 9 in a row btw

    1. Declan says:

      “Wenger did it with much better squad of players”!
      No Innit, he never won 14 games in a row. Wenger had some wonderful achievements but winning 14 in a row was not one of them.

  5. Eddie Hoyte says:

    I like how he doesn’t dwell on a match soon as it’s finished.. Now all his focus is on Palace.
    Verrati once said, working with Emery is tough and they hardly get the time to laugh or joke on the training ground n stuffs… Well I say let it continue that way, let’s all sweep aside the fun now and shovel through the dirt to get all the wins we need. At the end of the season then we can all celebrate, goof around and have fun as one big family with our trophies hopefully

  6. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    Yes, Arsenal will continue to win matches in all competitions this season and they’ll be unrelenting in winning games in all competitions to keep their current winning run alive. And not only will the Gunners equalled the club’s 1987 14 matches winning run in all competitions, but they will break the record in all respect.

    But right now, Arsenal have the next business date in the PL with Crystal Palace at hand to deal with first before any other business comes around for them to attend to it. And in this regard, and against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday noon in the PL, Arsenal have the club’s 2007 12 games winning run in all competitions to first equalled by the Gunners beating Crystal Palace. Then against Blackpool in the League Cup at the Ems on Wednesday night, break the club’s 2007 12 matches win on the run record in all competitions by beating Blackpool before they handle Liverpool at the Ems the upper Sunday to take Arsenal winning run in all competitions thus far this season to 14.

    So, this work of winning continuously for Arsenal is not an easy work to do by the Gunners for Arsenal as Unai Emery, the Gunners boss has noted. It’s a tedious work and it is systematically done. No rushing of any sort at doing the work.

    Nevertheless, Arsenal will surmount their next 3 matches in the PL and in the Cup games with courage and determinations to win these their next 3 matches. And they will be courageous and determined to win the 3 matches when they play them. And will they will be unrelenting in these 3 matches not giving anything away in the matches to the opposition teams but keep their current winning run going unbroken extending it till only God knows for how long.

  7. Goonerboi says:

    Terrified of Wilfred zaha considering we have no first choice LB fit. Other than that crystal palace have been bang average this season. Winning this game is imperative as it’ll likely get us 3 points clear of Tottenham and well placed in the top 4. That’s assuming that they lose at city. This palace game is definitely our most important of the season this far so COYG!

    1. Sue says:

      Yes and one not to be taken lightly!

      1. Kenny Rolfe says:

        You know what Sue, I’ve got a theory why we seem to struggle at Selhurst Park, it is without doubt the hardest ground in London to get to. From our training ground at London Colney, it’s easier to get to grounds in the Midlands than it it to get to Palace. The trip consists of a journey from a northern suburb of London to a southern suburb of London, a journey of about 20 miles through probably the worse traffic jam in Western Europe especially these days since TFL have destroyed London regarding travel. If I was Unai I’d take a first class train journey or better still a helicopter.

        1. Kenny Rolfe says:

          I’ve just Googled it. They say 23.4 miles and 59 minute journey. Of course Google do all their journeys Sunday night about 3 in the morning, Friday night rush hour would take 2- 2 hours 30 minutes at least

          1. Sue says:

            You could be right about your theory Kenny. Plus you are the pro when it comes to getting around London!

          2. Phil says:

            Train to Thornton Heath then 15 minute walk to ground.Nightmare trying to park so let the train take the strain

          3. Kenny Rolfe says:

            Thank you as always Sue and Phil, be like the old days when the players travelled on the same train as the fans.

          4. Kenny Rolfe says:

            Sorry Phil, I was talking about the team getting there

          5. Phil says:

            Ah got it Ken-cant really see them jumping on a tube to Victoria then a train to Thornton Heath.
            I have fond memories of Selhurst Park,even going back to when Wimbledon and Charlton played their home games there.My sons first away game was there-age 18 months v Charlton.Away fans paid £5 at the gate to sit in the Arthur Waite Stand.Gone are those days mate.

          6. Kenny Rolfe says:

            I still remember back in the sixties . you’d arrive back at Euston or Kings Cross, get on the Tube or even a bus and they’d be George Eastham or George Armstrong sitting opposite you. Won’t get those days back anymore Phil.

    2. Sal says:

      they got no strikers so he will be playing upfront not on the wings, which is abit better for us as he won’t get the time to run at our fullbacks 🙂

      we should beat them if we score we win, if we get the the early goal it might be another high scoring game, just saying definently not worried about palace’s player’s it’s the support that lifts that team!! so 3 more points please 🙂

  8. Break-on-through says:

    I’m loving the love coming from fans and them being appreciated for it, for a change. I know Wenger often thanked the fans even when we were at our worst. This feels a bit more genuine because I feel Arsene must have been deeply hurt, if he had admitted every feeling that he was feeling, well, then I believe some people would have gotten a bit defensive over his words. The winning run surely helps, but I believe that after last season, the fans probably wanted to prove a few things after everything that was being said on them. Of course we’re talking percentages, some being called too loyal, while others being called disrespectful, but we’re all the one fan-base and that is how we’re judged. I still can’t believe we went on an eleven games winning run, I wouldn’t have thought it would be an 11 games unbeaten one, if I were being totally honest with myself. After those two opening games, I feared the worst. The chances we began giving away, they had me bricking it, so glad for everyone and well done to the staff and players.

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