Unai Emery calls on Arsenal fans to create 'positive energy' at the Emirates Stadium
By Husmukh Kerai
Last Updated: 27/02/19 6:12am
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has asked the club's supporters to create "positive energy" inside the Emirates Stadium when they take on Bournemouth on Wednesday.
The Spaniard says the players need fans to create a "big atmosphere" at home games to ensure they have the best chance of picking up three points in their pursuit of a top-four finish.
"We need our supporters," he said. "Tomorrow we are going to play at home and these three points are very important.
"I hope the supporters help the players and create a big atmosphere at home. Create a positive energy to make us stronger."
Winger Alex Iwobi is one player who has split opinion among Gunners fans but Emery revealed the Arsenal's left-sided defenders want him in the side because of the space he opens up for them.
He said: "When I ask Nacho Monreal or Sead Kolasinac the player they want to play with on the left, they say to me 'Iwobi can open up space and we can do the overlap'.
"I think Iwobi is giving a lot for us and he is important for our future. He has to continue to improve, he knows this.
"I am looking for each match for him to score because he is already giving us a lot."
Arsenal have a meeting against north London rivals Tottenham to come at the weekend but Emery insists him and his players are not looking past Wednesday night's fixture against the Cherries.
"100 per cent the focus is on tomorrow," he added.
"The three points against Bournemouth are the same. Afterwards we can talk about the derby but now the focus has to be on Bournemouth."