Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been lauded by one of the club’s former players for his boldness against Italian Serie A giants Napoli in their Europa League quarterfinal second leg clash on Thursday night.
Arsenal legend Martin Keown was impressed with his approach for the Napoli game as the Gunners booked their spot in the semifinals of the Europa League with a 3-0 aggregate win over the Italian Serie A giants.
The Gunners had won the first leg 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium before the 1-0 away win over the Italians.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown was full of praise for Spanish tactician Unai Emery for his selection for the second leg in Naples in his column on the Daily Mail.
The Arsenal manager started both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together against Napoli and he was rewarded when French international Lacazette scored the only goal of the game.
Lacazette scored the 36th-minute freekick after he was brought down outside the Napoli box.
Arsenal will now face Spanish La Liga club Valencia in the final four of the competition.
The Gunners will host the Spanish club in the first leg on Thursday, May 2 before the second leg scheduled for the Mestalla on the 9th of May.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery will face his former club while ex-Gunners players like Francis Coquelin and Gabriel Paulista are expected to face their former side.