Unai Emery singles out Arsenal's Guendouzi, Torreira for special praise despite City defeat

Unai Emery singles out Arsenal's Guendouzi, Torreira for special praise despite City defeat

- Unai Emery has singled out Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira as best Arsenal’s best legs against Man City

- The Gunners were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad on Sunday as they slipped to sixth in the Premier League log

- Emery admitted his side couldn't cope with Manchester City's quality on the night

Unai Emery has singled out Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira as Arsenal’s best legs against Man City despite admitting the superiority of the Citizens.

According to The Mirror, Emery stressed Arsenal still have a long way to go to compete at the top, but was quick to lists two squad members for special praise.

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The Gunners suffered a 3-1 basing at the Etihad with Sergio Aguero netting three times for the Premier League defending champions.

A performance that saw Arsenal lose their fifth spot to Manchester United after a 1-0 victory at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

"I cannot say a lot about that. They showed their superiority at the end of the match," he noted.

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"I’m very happy with Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira’s performances today, but they also need time to improve and to take confidence, to take experience for their future here.

"With the result, it’s not easy to say that, but there are some positives that we can look at from our players today,” he added.

Interestingly, in the second half of the encounter, Shkodran Mustafi joined Arsenal's growing injury list after he hobbled off.

Next weekend, the Gunners will battle relegation-haunted Huddersfield, but are already without Sokratis and Hector Bellerin.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported Manchester City thrashed Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad stadium on Sunday, February 3, to return to second position on the Premier League log.

Sergio Aguero netted his first goal in the first minute of the game when Alex Iwobi made a mistake by passing the ball straight to Laporte deep on the left who then provided a dangerous cross for unmarked Aguero to head past Leno.

The Gunners restored parity in the 11th minute when Sead Kolasinac played a corner and Monreal flicked in into the six yard box before Laurent Koscienlny headed home.

Aguero gave Manchester City the lead again before the first half break when Englishman Raheem Sterling provided superb assist for him to score in the 44th minute.

He then grabbed his hat-trick in the 61st minute when Raheem Sterling again supplied a dangerous pass and Aguero appeared to have handled the ball, but the referee ignored

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