sport news Unai Emery insists Arsenal will attack Valencia in second leg

'We need to play there thinking to win': Unai Emery insists Arsenal will attack Valencia in Europa League semi-final Arsenal take a 3-1 lead into Europa League semi-final second leg at Valencia Alexandre Lacazette struck first-half brace after early Mouctar Diakhaby goal added a decisive third late in the game

By Mark Mann-bryans, Press Association Sport

Published: 06:29 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 06:29 BST, 3 May 2019

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Unai Emery believes attack will be the best form of defence for Arsenal when they head to Valencia looking to secure a place in the Europa League final.

The Gunners travel to Spain next week for the second leg of their semi-final clash having won 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium in Thursday's opening leg.

Alexandre Lacazette netted a first-half brace to cancel out Mouctar Diakhaby's deserved early opener for the visitors, with adding a third in the final minute.

Unai Emery believes attack will be the best form of defence for Arsenal in Valencia next week

Unai Emery believes attack will be the best form of defence for Arsenal in Valencia next week

The Gunners will guarantee themselves a place in the final in Baku on May 29 if they concede fewer than two goals at the Mestalla.

But, having been impressed by his strike partnership in the first leg, former Valencia coach Emery is keen to kill the tie off with more goals rather than sending his side out to rest on their laurels.

'We need to play there thinking to win, thinking to score, thinking to take our moment in attack,' he said.

'They are going to feel strong with their

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