Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has dedicated the Gunners’ first Premier League win under his stewardship to the club’s supporters.
The Gunners beat West Ham United 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The Hammers scored first with Marko Arnautovic netting the opener on 25 minutes, but the hosts rallied back to equalise through Nacho Monreal on the half-hour mark.
Issa Diop’s own goal and Danny Welbeck ‘s late strike then turned the game round in Arsenal’s favour and condemned West Ham to their third straight defeat.
“The three points were very important,” Emery stated during his post-match press conference.
“Today I saw good things, but also things to improve.
“It was very important for our supporters. After 1-0, the team was improving, the players, the substitute players made the difference.
“It was for that I am happy but there are things we must improve. More transition. For the second half we were speaking in the dressing room and to help more inside with two midfielders. We need the balance, in the first half we suffered more than we want.
“It is clear for us we need to improve. Also, the win gives the confidence for the players. The first half, we needed calm. The players, they show every supporter we want and can do the second half going forward with balance, and win the match. We need this control with possession with the ball and also going forward with balance, which is important.”
Arsenal return to Premier League action next Sunday with a trip to newly-promoted Cardiff City.