Arsenal made short work of Vorskla last night for the first hour of the game but after going four goals up they became complacent and somehow managed to conceded twice against the Ukranian minnows. But the important thing is the three points and we now have four wins in a row and Emery is not too unhappy. “We are happy because the first match here with our supporters is first important to win. At the beginning of this competition, it’s important to take confidence and take the first victory.
“I think the first 60 minutes were good with imposing our ideas against them and also, little by little in the match, winning battles on the pitch to be near to scoring. With the four goals, I think we are in a good moment. But we want to be competitive for 90 minutes and I think the last 20 minutes, we conceded chances and we need to improve. Our disappointment today is that there were two goals conceded. But I am going to think that the first 60 minutes were very good and that we are going to continue impressing with those ideas.”
So still no clean sheets this season, and even though we made changes in defence we still didn’t take command against a team that should have been a pushover for our first team. We just don’t seem to have the same concenttration at the back. Emery said after: “It’s one thing. We are speaking before each match to take a mentality of ‘don’t concede chances easily’. I think today is a good opportunity for not accepting goals, but the last 30 minutes, we needed to be better on this competitive aspect.
“It’s our disappointment today. But I also, with confidence, little by little we are conceding a few chances to the opposition, the same like in Newcastle. But we need to continue to improve on this because in the last minute in Newcastle and again today in the last 20 minutes, we conceded two goals. Our challenge is to be competitive for 90 minutes of each match and this is one thing to improve.”
It is a big worry, but as long as we continue to score more goals than we let in it won’t matter, but one day we will come up against a defensive team that will manage to stop our strikers and we will be in trouble.
Come on Unai, sort it out!