Arsenal have showed their top four credentials after beating Manchester United last night to leapfrog them into a Champions League spot.
In a close match, the Gunners prevailed 2-0 victors thanks to a Granit Xhaka potshot and a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty.
It was also Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first defeat in the Premier League as United manager, a fact Arsenal fans have not been letting their United mates forget.
But while there were a number of super displays in the red and white shirt of Arsenal, there was only one man on boss Emery’s lips at the full-time whistle.
He said: “I’m very proud of our players.
“They gave all they could against the best team at this moment.
“We were playing very competitive for 90 minutes and I think we deserved this victory. We can be happy today.
“We knew Manchester United could use different tactics but we wanted to impose our gameplan and I think we did that.
“Our goalkeeper is very important and sometimes the goalkeeper can save us and today I’m very proud of his work.”
United stepped up their attacking efforts in the second half but Leno made a number of super saves.
But the Red Devils had the wind knocked from their sails when referee Jon Moss awarded the home side a controversial penalty.
Fred was adjudged to have fouled Alexandre Lacazette in the box, though replays show the contact was minimal, and Aubameyang made no mistake from the spot.
And former United right-back Gary Neville singled out the striking duo for praise at the end of the game.
“Lacazette won the penalty – I personally didn’t think it was a penalty, but there’s no doubt Lacazette was clever,” Neville said.
“He just stepped in front of Fred with a little burst of speed, and then he went over as he felt the contact.
“They won the game. Lacazette and Aubameyang being on the pitch won the game for Arsenal.”