Unai Emery says he’s determined to enjoy his final few weeks of managing Aaron Ramsey after the midfielder scored one and put in a man of the match performance in the 2-0 win over Napoli last night.
The Welshman opened the scoring in the 15th minute, and was a danger to the Italians throughout, dovetailing very well with Lucas Torreira in the centre of the Arsenal midfield.
Of course these are his final few week as a Gooner, he’ll leave for free at the end of June and join Juventus, but the boss says until that time the 28 year old will be concentrating on helping the club achieve its goals this season.
Speaking afterwards, Emery said, “His performances in this moment for us show that he wants to do something important with us, because I think he feels a lot for Arsenal as a club.
“When he’s here with our supporters, he gives us all he can, not individually, but in the collective.
“I want to enjoy this moment with him. I want to do something important with him. His focus is very big, he’s thinking of Arsenal only.”
The win leaves the Gunners in a great position going into the second leg in Italy next week, but the Spaniard has some thinking to do about how to keep his team fresh with Premier League encounter with Watford on Monday night to consider first.
“On Monday, I am sure we are going to play different players but try to find the same performance,” he said.
“Some players after playing with this demanding performance physically, maybe we need something different.
“Next week it will be the same in Naples. We’re going to prepare for Monday first, and also recover the players after the game today thinking that we are going to play a lot of matches every three days.
“We need every player with the commitment, with the behaviour and the performances.”