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Tiemoue Bakayoko

Tiemoue Bakayoko

When Arsene Wenger announced his departure in April, the Gunners had a busy time finding his replacement and making changes to the club's managerial set-up.

He is growing up in the academy, and we need to give young players the opportunity to play matches like today. For that, I am happy with his work today, not only today but every day. The match became stretched as both sides searched for a victor following a host of second-half substitutions but neither were able to find the decisive strike until Atletico prevailed 3-1 in the shootout.

'Emile is 17 years old.

Emery (right) was appointed as Arsenal head coach in May. Instead, he stressed the importance of creating a competitive squad to engender quality on the pitch.

"It's my decision and whatever I decide to do, that's on me", he said.

"Aaron is an important player for us", said Emery. "And then, we have the quality".

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He was also keen to point out that keeping hold of key players like striker Griezmann and goalkeeper Jan Oblak when they were constantly linked with moves away from the Spanish capital was a positive statement of intent for the club.

His distinctive curly mop was a constant fixture bobbing around the field as he continually offered himself as an outlet and pinged several raking lofted passes when in possession.

Despite Correa and Borja Garces failing to score, Rodri and Victor Mollejo beat Cech to provide victory with much emphasis on the three saves from Adan, who himself stepped up to net the winning score from the spot.

"(Emery) said well done.

Smith-Rowe and Guendouzi were looking lively, and Kolasinac flying down the wing at times. with 15 minutes to go Arsenal kept up the pressure with both Auba and Lacca getting extremely close again, but then BAM, Atletico take the lead with their first shot on target!

After the Spaniards survived the 15 minute onslaught they chose to go up and gear and attacked Cech's goal with intent. "I still have a year left and it is a great feeling to play here".

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