Arsenal boss Unai Emery: We need to show our supporters we are excited for the Europa League

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery. PA

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery. PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to draw fans back to the Emirates for Europa League matches after a low turnout for the Gunners’ 4-2 victory over FC Vorskla Poltava.

Arsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

Arsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH - Credit: Archant

The Emirates was littered with empty seats as Arsenal romped to a 4-0 lead over the Ukranians, before fans trickled down the exits in the final 15-minutes as Vorskla grabbed two late consolations.

However, the competition’s joint most successful manager - lifting the cup three times with Sevilla - is determined to convince Gunners fans that Thursday night games are worth their time.

Speaking after the game, Emery said: “We need to show our supporters we are excited for this competition.

“We want to go a great way in this Europa League.

Arsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

Arsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH - Credit: Archant


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“It’s step by step, I am sure more are going to come little by little.

“It’s our job to bring them here.”

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Arsenal’s next European night in North London will see the Gunners host Sporting Lisbon, after travelling to Qarabag FK and the Portuguese capital in Group E.

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the opener. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores the opener. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH - Credit: Archant

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