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Emery – We controlled the game in the first half

by Koolkola

Arsenal lost 1-2 to Frankfurt at the Emirates on match day 5 of the Europa League. Captain Aubameyang put the Gunners ahead in the first half from a Martinelli assist. In the second half, the team’s performance dropped and Frankfurt capitalized on this as Kamada scored two goals to win the game for the visitors.

Speaking after the match, the coach Unai Emery said the team should have gotten more from the game.

He said: “I think we deserved more, we controlled the game in the first half, we scored one goal.

“We, in the first half, were happy for how we took the performance as a team and also individually.

“In the second half we started the same, we needed to score a goal but we lost the control of the game after 15 minutes and they scored two goals.

“At the end we changed two players for injuries and we couldn’t do some more offensive changes to achieve, and to take fresh players. We didn’t push, we didn’t really take the chances to draw or win this match.”

This loss further piles the pressure on Emery as most fans are convinced his time is up with the time. When asked about his thoughts on the safety of his job, he said: “I am thinking first about analysing the game over 90 minutes. Today we improved some things, but it wasn’t enough.

“I am thinking about the next match and analysing that match and the Europa League, and thinking about Sunday and how we can improve and achieve that confidence with the players. The players now are a little down in their feelings, but if we continue and can achieve a performance like the first half, I think that is the way.

Reports have come out that the Arsenal board will be having a meeting this morning to decide on Emery’s future with the team. Currently, the situation looks like its only going to end one way. We keep our fingers crossed.

 

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