Unai Emery disappointed by Arsenal result, but sees positives in performance

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has told reporters that despite being displeased with a 3-1 loss to Liverpool. There are positives to be taken from his sides display.

During an interview with BBC Sports, Unai Emery discussed both the negatives and positives in his Arsenal team’s performance;

“Really, I think we can be disappointed with the result. But really I think, we wanted to step ahead and improve on somethings that can be improved on in the future.”

“Today, in the first half I thought we were stupid defensively, but also we worked together and we were doing some transitions very good.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Unai Emery, Joe Willock and David Luiz of Arsenal applaud the fans following their sides defeat in the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on August 24, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“After 2-0, our reaction was good, because we needed also to attack, to take different moments in the match… Really, we’re disappointed we lost here. But, I think the team – above all – watching some players, we can be optimistic, we can progress.”

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Unai Emery calls on Arsenal to improve defensively

Unai Emery is well aware that Arsenal must quickly improve at the back if they are to be a competitive outfit during the season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Ainsley Maitland-Niles of Arsenal and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool battle for possession during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on August 24, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Emery ended on; “Positive things? One is Pepe, I think another is Maitland and Willock.”

Unai Emery’s comments come after watching his Arsenal side suffer their first loss of the season. Having started with two wins in their first two games…

 

Do you agree with Unai Emery’s assessment of Arenal’s performance against Liverpool? Feel free to leave your opinions in the comments section below.

 

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