Watch Arsenal coach Unai Emery’s incredible animated reaction to Joe Willock’s tackle on Jonjo Shelvey that has left fans drooling


ARSENAL fans have spotted Unai Emery’s reaction to Joe Willock’s tackle on Jonjo Shelvey on Sunday – and they are absolutely loving it.

The Gunners got their Premier League campaign off to an encouraging start with a 1-0 win over Newcastle.

Unai Emery celebrated wildly after Joe Willock won back possession

And the highlight of the game for Emery appeared to be when Willock came up against Shelvey, 27, on the left flank.

The Newcastle midfielder shoved the 19-year-old off the pitch as he won back possession in the first half.

But instead of pleading for a foul, Willock charged after the former Swansea star and won back the ball with a sliding tackle.

Emery clapped his hands and pumped his fists wildly as Arsenal fans cheered wildly in the stadium.

After a video of the manager’s reaction went viral on Twitter, one fan said: “Man I’ve missed passion like that, top man Unai Emery.”

Another added: “Brilliant so much passion, never give up on the Gunners.”

One Twitter used replied: “That’s the kind of spirit we need in the team, saw it from [Lucas] Torreira last season. We need more players to be this passionate, the skill won’t be the limit.”

After the match, Emery praised the performances of Willock and fellow youngster Reiss Nelson, 19.

He said: “They are young, they need to get confidence, to get experience. But we need to be winning.

“We are helping them but pushing them and our demand is a very big demand.

“They need to do one process and sometimes it’s playing like today and sometimes it’s maybe starting on the bench.

“But above all, they are going to be with us. They deserved to be with us and to give them confidence can help us.”

Arsenal new boy Dani Ceballos has also become an instant fan favourite after his incredible display of “s***housery” against Newcastle.


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