Emery impressed by spirited Arsenal

first_imgBoth scored as Emery’s men collected the second victory of his reign.The Spaniard saw his side make hard work of seeing off the newly-promoted Welsh club with old defensive failings twice allowing Cardiff to equalise.But Emery was impressed with the way Arsenal responded to each of those setbacks.“The reaction is very important. The reaction was very good. We were calm,” Emery said.“The most important thing is to be calm and to continue working.“We controlled the match for 70 percent of the 90 minutes.”Emery got a crash course in both the strengths and weaknesses of the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger.His decision to field two forwards paid handsome dividends as first Aubameyang and then Lacazette scored excellent goals to finally kill off Cardiff.The Bluebirds had equalised through Victor Camarasa and Danny Ward after Shkodran Mustafi headed the Gunners ahead.“They are playing minutes each match and today they started (together),” said Emery of his strikers.“We are continuing to work on the combinations. Today I think the two players scored goals and helped us. “We can continue to work to find the best performance with each player.”There is, however, plenty for Emery to ponder during the international break after the familiar failings that dogged the end of Wenger’s reign reared their heads again.After Mustafi’s powerful header from Granit Xhaka’s corner had put his visitors ahead in the Welsh capital, they failed to see the game out to half-time.In stoppage-time a poor Xhaka pass was intercepted, Nacho Monreal failed to deal with a Joe Bennett cross and Camarasa fired home.– Teething problems –Then, after Aubameyang had bent home a superb shot to restore their lead after clever work from Mesut Ozil and Lacazette, the Gunners switched off again and allowed Ward a free header to equalise again.“We need to continue improving on our defence,” admitted Emery, who also saw further teething problems for Petr Cech in the veteran goalkeeper’s efforts to play from the back.Twice in the opening eight minutes Cech made a mess of dealing with back-passes and, on the second occasion, Harry Arter fired over when he should have opened the scoring.“He has experience,” said Emery. “He is intelligent. He is doing what we want.“It’s very important for me to continue doing this and to keep improving.“We take a little risk, but when you break this risk and their pressing you can find space. We need to continue with this personality.”There was a sighting, too, of Ozil, who played a decent hand in victory having missed last week’s win at West Ham amid rumours of a row on the training ground with his manager.“Ozil with his quality, I think we need him to give us his moments in the match,” said Emery.“I think today in the second half he played a good match, he worked every minute he was on the pitch.“Maybe in the second half with his position on the pitch I think he feels better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal duo Alexandre Lacazette and Aaron Ramsey celebrate their win at Cardiff © AFP / Geoff CADDICKCARDIFF, United Kingdom, Sep 2 – Unai Emery praised Arsenal’s character after they gave a glimpse of their potential in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Cardiff on Sunday.Emery was rewarded for a bold selection after partnering Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, his two main forwards, together from the start for the first time in the Premier League.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Six Senses Hotels Resor

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSix Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has signed an agreement to operate a hotel at The Forestias green development at Bangna in Bangkok under a deal with international property developer, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC).The companies formalised their collaboration, also covering branded residences and the hotel group’s first membership club in Asia, at a signing ceremony at the Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC).MQDC CEO Visit Malaisirirat and the developer’s President for Hotels & Hospitality, Chris Ow, signed on behalf of the developer with Six Senses represented by Neil Jacobs, CEO, and Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.“Six Senses has chosen The Forestias, its first location in Bangkok, for a 60-room hotel, 36 residences and the group’s first membership club in Asia,” said Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs.“At Six Senses Forestias our guests and residential owners will enjoy a tranquil haven in easy reach from Bangkok’s multitude of cultural and leisure attractions. Their lifestyles will also be enhanced by spectacular on-site facilities and services including our first membership club in Asia, also offering the wider community a chance to enjoy the finest health and wellness amenities,” said Jacobs.Lead image – front row photo from left: The developer’s President for Hotels & Hospitality, Chris Ow, and MQDC CEO, Visit Malaisira, sign on behalf of the developer with Six Senses represented by Neil Jacobs, CEO and Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Behind from left: Vice President Development Omar Romero and Chief Financial Officer Gordon Drake.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more