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Keown: Arsenal’s display the worst under Emery

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Arsenal’s recent loss to BATE Borisov in the Europa League is the club’s worst display since Unai Emery’s appointment, according to former defender Martin Keown.

The Gunners slumped to a dismal 1-0 defeat in the Europa League last-32 first leg thanks to Stanislav Dragun’s first-half header.

Alexandre Lacazette didn’t make it easy for the visitors after being sent off late on for an elbow on Aleksandar Filipovic to compound their woes.

According to Goal.com, Keown said: “As poor as I can remember, certainly under Emery, it is the worst performance we will have seen.

“BATE you have to give credit to them but Arsenal just didn’t have the penetration and there was sloppiness within their play.

“You could blame the pitch but that is a poor excuse. You have to be better than this.

However, the Arsenal legend believes his former team could still progress in the second leg despite their abysmal display in Belarus.

“In the second half, you would have expected a response from Emery and his team having spoken to them at half-time.

“I fully expect Arsenal to win the second leg but that is a very disappointing performance tonight.”

Though Arsenal mustered 16 shots on goal, only three tested opposition goalkeeper Denis Scherbitski.