Unai Emery aims for a clean sheet against high flying Leicester City.
Despite taking the lead late in the game, Arsenal still failed to keep a clean sheet against Vitoria this evening.
That was the sixth consecutive game in all competitions that Arsenal has failed to keep their opponents out.
Unai Emery insisted that the team set out to keep a clean sheet and it was unfortunate that they couldn’t hold on for the entire duration of the game.
Arsenal was even-stevens with their visitors until they took the lead from the unlikeliest of sources when Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring on the 81st minute. However, the visitors made sure the spoils were shared with a goal in injury time.
Emery has now moved on and hopes to get a clean sheet in the Gunners’ game against Leicester City at the weekend.
He said “Our objective this evening was also to keep a clean sheet because we need to improve defensively and be strong in that moment. We are using each match to achieve that. We didn’t do that this evening against Vitoria, but we are going to take that challenge against Leicester.”
The Foxes are the league’s second top scorers. They have scored at least twice in four of five home games and won seven of their last eight games.
Arsenal has suffered losses on their last two visits to the King Power Stadium and a tough game awaits. There is nothing wrong with Emery being ambitious but a clean sheet against Leicester? That is a big ask.