It is an amazing stat that Arsenal have had 11 qins and a draw from our last 12 games, but in not one single game were we leading at half time. In yesterday’s draw at Selhurst Park we were behind at the break as well. So why on Earth do we always start so badly?
As Rob Holding said after yesterday’s game: “We’ve come out in the second half in our past few matches and really turned on the style and scored some goals,”
“We just need to start a bit faster and play how we do in the second half. That’s something to work on for the next game.
“It’s the end of the winning run and we’re disappointed with that, but as long as we don’t lose, it’s one of them.
“They has a couple of penalties and apparently our second goal was handball, but I haven’t seen anything yet. It was an entertaining game for the fans I suppose, but we’re disappointed not to keep that winning streak going.”
To be fair to Emery, last season we probably would have dropped our heads and lost to Palace after going behind, but it is still very worrying indeed. Can anyone explain why we can’t start at the same pace that we finish?