Terriers' forward Adama Diakhaby was announced as the scorer by the matchday announcer before it was credited to Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac, but Grant claimed the goal was his. If the Gunners are to finish in the top four and also push for the UEFA Europa League crown, Mkhitaryan will have a big role to play. Our motivation is very great and every player wants to struggle every match and be consistent over 38 matches. "The clean sheet is important but we can get a clean-sheet (sometimes) and draw". "The main thing is to score one more goal than them and, after that, it is to keep a clean sheet".
Arsenal are still the only Premier League side not to have kept a clean sheet this season but Emery was more pleased with the win. The hosts could have been awarded a penalty in the 25th minute when one of their corners was only half-cleared and Jason Puncheon's shot from 20 yards was blocked by Laurent Koscielny's right hand. He said on the BBC: "First of all I am proud". "It is my personality. If for one moment I thought it's negative, then I wouldn't do it".
Emery added: "I think today every player worked a lot, we continued our way and we know it's hard because the other teams in the top four are very strong".
The Gunners are now fifth, one point behind a resurgent Manchester United who have been in great form since the appointment of an interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer who took over from Mourinho.