Unai Emery happy for Arsenal despite a bore draw against Vitoria.
Arsenal endured another bad night on the road as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Vitoria. However, the Arsenal manager Unai Emery still seems to be happy with the performance.
Arsenal fans were probably looking for a response from their team following the abysmal draw with Wolves last weekend. Unfortunately, they were out of luck but that does not seem to be registering with Emery.
This game was a great opportunity for the team to win and gain some confidence, but they ended up with another limp performance on the road.
After the game, Emery didn’t struggle to find positives like most of the club’s fans. He claimed that the team wanted to be top of the standings at the end of the group stages. The 43-year-old is satisfied that they are still top despite the draw.
‘In this competition, our objective is to be first in the group and we have 10 points and we are first.’ He insisted
Those comments are sure to disappoint the club’s fans who believe that Vitoria is the kind of team Arsenal should be able to beat any day if they want to reclaim their place as one of Europe’s elites.
The Spaniard does himself no favours ignoring the negatives so often. I am not saying he should come out and slam the players, that is not good management. But he could at least acknowledge that the performance should have been better. Even if his priority was not to lose.