"Eden can improve. We are talking about one of the most important players in Europe now but, in my opinion, he can improve more".
However, he commended Alvaro Morata for his first Premier goal since April 1st but appeared to offer little hope for England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who couldn't even make the bench.
The words uttered by Hazard sent a feeling of uneasiness to wash over Sarri as his appointment had only been officially confirmed by Chelsea a handful of days prior, and it was only three weeks after those remarks that the pair were able to meet at the club's training base for the first time.
I think Mateo will be very useful for us.
"I think one of the most important clubs in Europe can not sell an important player without the possibility of buying a player on the same level". I think he's not ready now for 90 minutes, but maybe, tomorrow, for the first 30 or the last 30 minutes he could be used. If we press very high we are able to do well.
But they had him craving one of his trademark cigarettes during a "horrible" 15 minutes when the Gunners forced their way back into a frenetic Premier League London derby. I'm really very happy with him. "We need to continue, to press and press and press in the other half, otherwise we will have a problem". But in the moment where we are not going to press in the other half, we are in trouble. So we were in trouble. "In the other 15 it was better to smoke, I think", Sarri, who is a heavy smoker, said. "And then today I think the team competed well, had chances in the match, and also the young players are playing each match and they are growing up with us".
And he praised Eden Hazard, who replaced Willian on 60 minutes and set up Marcos Alonso's victor, saying that when he returned the team would be have a different creative threat.