Emery highlights what Arsenal need to improve: 'We did not control the ball in the attacking third'
- Unai Emery's post-Watford reaction.
- The boss knows the team can do better - we had our troubles controlling the ball during this game.
- Emery is already planning to analyse the video footage of all the action to help the boys build their confidence.
- And Arsenal man admits Watford played rough but he didn't see the incident leading to the red card.
Arsenal manager is not fully happy with his players' performances:
"We were competitive today but in the circumstances we can control the match better. We didn't make it easy to score the second goal. We did not control the ball in the attacking third.
"When it is 1-0 they have chances, their moments. Mostly they attack with set-pieces. This three points is very important in the table."
But of course Emery is happy to get a clean sheet and a lot of material for his new video analysis:
"A clean sheet is very important. It is going to give us a lot of information, this match. Our analysis will give us confidence. For some players like Konstantinos Mavropanos it is good, to play some minutes and give other players some rest for Thursday. It is a different competition, we have a two-goal advantage against Napoli but it is going to be very difficult.
The boss also mentions he didn't see what led to Troy Deeney's sending off:
"In 90 minutes a lot of things happened. I didn't see the action for the red card.
Emery appreciates how well our opponents played being one man short:
"Watford are very aggressive here. They played pushing a lot and with one player less in their team they worked very well. But I think the referee did his work."