Press conference

How did Unai rate Leno and Torreira’s displays?

Bernd Leno and Lucas Torreira made their first starts for us in the 4-2 win against Vorskla on Thursday night - but what did Unai Emery make of their performances?

The Arsenal head coach faced the media after the match and this is what he said:

on Torreira and Leno starting…
Well, Lucas is playing with his progress on the team and on our ideas, our performance with a passion and with a performance. Each minute he is playing, he is doing very well. And for Leno it’s the first match also. I think that we conceded two goals but not for a mistake [from him]. For him, it takes minutes for the game and confidence for continuing also because he will be continuing to play matches in the next week.

on whether Lucas Torreira is okay or if he has a knock on his knee…
Each match we play, I am responsible for the group and for Torreira also, today I think it is better [for Lucas] to leave the match. I hope that tomorrow and Saturday, he will be okay for Sunday.