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'Made me laugh!' - Ben Arfa mocks Emery after Rennes beat Arsenal

'Made me laugh!' - Ben Arfa mocks Emery after Rennes beat Arsenal
By Le Buzz

08/03/2019 at 07:25Updated 08/03/2019 at 08:45

Le Buzz

Hatem Ben Arfa has mocked his former manager, Unai Emery, after Rennes beat Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 clash.

The 32-year-old was in fine form as Rennes dealt a stunning blow to the Gunners' hopes of European silverware on Thursday evening.

Ben Arfa, who played under Emery at Paris Saint-Germain but found himself out of favour, found that victory was very sweet.

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The Frenchman also admitted he relished seeing Emery's reactions on the touchline.

"My motivation was to play a solid match, to win and get ourselves into a good position to go through," said Ben Arfa after the match. "That’s what was in my head.

" But I did see the same Emery, as agitated as ever. I looked over at him a few times and that made me laugh a little. He hasn’t changed."

"I told some friends before the match that my prediction was that we would win 3-1 or 4-1. We didn’t manage to get the fourth but my prediction was right."

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Emery will just have to hope he has the last laugh at Ben Arfa's expense at the Emirates Stadium.