Nacho Monreal says Arsenal expected to be under pressure early in the 4-2 victory over Valencia last night when the home team pushed to return to a draw after the 3-1 defeat in the first leg.
Kevin Gameiro's 11th minute goal could have really caused problems for a team that has been away from home this season, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leveled things up, and that seemed to take the wind a little bit.
The striker finished with his first & # 39; hat-trick & # 39; Arsenal, reinforced by a fantastic blow by Alexandre Lacazette, and then the Spanish reflected on what was a successful night for the club.
"I'm really happy, very happy," he said when asked how he felt when he reached the final in Baku.
"I played so many times here, the first 15 minutes were difficult, we expected it, their fans pushed them a lot, but after 15 minutes the game calmed down, we started to have the ball and we played good balls and we had control.
"The first goal was really important. We started the game thinking that our first goal was to score because we knew that scoring a single goal would be very difficult for them.
"When Auba scored the first goal, at that time the team had more control and we played a good game."
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