Arsenal manager Unai Emery picked out Bukayo Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for special praise following his side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Monday evening.
Having gone 1-0 down to a fine Scott McTominay finish in the first half, Aubameyang responded with a chipped equaliser in the second half before Saka, 18, replaced Nicolas Pepe and provided further threats going forward.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the match at Old Trafford, Emery admitted that a draw, while not the best result, was probably a fair one.
“I want more – more in the result and in the performance but we are progressing,” the Spaniard said. “We were competitive but we can do better. We can control moments with the ball better and take more chances in the box.
“We have young players who can take confidence. Bukayo is progressing well but we need other players too. This is not the best in terms of points but one point can be good if we win next Sunday against Bournemouth.
“We are very happy with him [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] and he is with his goal. We need more players with the ability to score. I think Bukayo is getting good performances for us. We are having to play on Thursday and then on Sunday. You have seen the players being competitive.”
Arsenal‘s next game sees them face Standard Liege in the Europa League group stages.