Unai Emery praises Dani Ceballos and David Luiz after making full debuts for Arsenal

first_imgThe summer signings both impressed as Arsenal saw off Burnley (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery was very happy with the performances of Dani Ceballos and David Luiz as the pair made their full debuts for Arsenal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Burnley.The Spanish midfielder, on loan from Real Madrid, set up both of Arsenal’s goals and was named the Man of the Match, while Luiz also looked controlled and composed in his first outing since leaving Chelsea on deadline day.Emery was impressed with both, though was quick to praise the contribution of the entire team including teenager Joe Willock who was playing in a deeper midfield role. Luiz was an instant hit with the Arsenal fans, showing his range of passing (Picture: Getty)‘After control the game, but they play two teams, one is Arsenal, one is Burnley, the gameplan is strong, and it’s clear, and it’s difficult to defend.‘We defended well I think, but sometimes too deep. We didn’t impose our gameplan in 90 minutes like we wanted to do, but really I know it’s difficult. Some really good things today, others to check and improve. But I really, really think we can be happy.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Unai Emery praises Dani Ceballos and David Luiz after making full debuts for Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 17 Aug 2019 3:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link842Shares Advertisementcenter_img Comment Ceballos was a sub against Newcastle but started in the win over Burnley (Picture: Getty)Asked how he thought Luiz and Ceballos fared, Emery told BT Sport: ‘Yes, very good. Their first match here at home officially.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘And really to share with other players – young players, today I think Willock did one step more ahead to improve – and I want to speak about the team.‘Individually also good, Pepe good, Dani good, David Luiz good, and other players also. And I think continuing with Laca scoring, with Aubameyang scoring, is good. The only thing we didn’t do today was keep a clean sheet, but we will.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe expanded at his press conference: ‘[We want] to use his quality in the best position in our team. I spoke with him before coming here, it’s to play as an eight and a No.10. He started like a 10 but changed with Willock. He can feel better on the pitch.’On the performance as a whole, he explained: ‘We are happy. Three points. We started at home with a win, which is important.‘Tough match, really we wanted to connect with our supporters here and create a big atmosphere with the supporters and us and be one big connection. Advertisementlast_img