"We were taking on Arsenal, with the quality of their players, it is not easy and we competed well". Blame for Arsenal's poor season must be shared by the players-they're the ones responsible for putting in consistent, quality performances-and former manager Arsene Wenger.
Emery was also asked about Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis for a second day in a row, amid reports that he could be close to leaving for AC Milan.
"When I arrived here, the first meeting was with Ivan". He has lots of experience in the football world.
"I don't know, maybe something was wrong or something was not the way I wanted, but it's life and it keeps going and I was looking forward to a new chapter".
The midfielder said on Wednesday that he had yet to reach an agreement with the club on a new contract, but Emery sounded optimistic that a breakthrough will be made.
"It's always nice to play with your old team-mates, with Aubameyang and Sokratis". I've been training with him for a long time now and he's a bright young player with the right attitude and the right conditions to make it.
"I've had a few conversations with him about the way we want to play".
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This [Ramsey as captain] is not yet official, this decision.
He said: "I come on the tour thinking I'm going to impress the manager and play as well as I can, but getting a goal is really a dream, it's so surreal".
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The 17-year-old scored his side's only goal of the game.
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