Emery happy without the result as Arsenal comeback falls short


Craig Burley and Paul Mariner don't hold back on their criticism of Mesut Ozil and question how Unai Emery will handle his involvement in the squad.

Arsenal battled back from a couple of goals down to level up the match at 2-2 before the interval, but they were second best after the restart and fell to a late Marcos Alonso strike.

At one point in the second half, Sarri and Emery stood silently side by side, presumably enjoying the attacking intent and perturbed by some of the shaky defending.

Pep Guardiola's side proved too strong on the opening weekend, with questions asked of Arsenal on the back of a 2-0 defeat .

Arsenal have now suffered back-to-back defeats in their opening two games for the first time since the inaugural season of Premier League football back in 1992-93.

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Kicking off the season against last year's runaway champions Manchester City followed by a tough trip to Stamford Bridge this week. I think one of the most important clubs in Europe can not sell an important player without the possibility of buying a player on the same level. For me, we need to start together, whether we are attacking or defending. "I hope we will be able to play for 90 minutes in two months".

"We didn't lose [against Manchester City] because of our personality, our idea, our style".

The Gunners lost their second Premier League match in a row under their new head coach thanks to a late victor from Marcos Alonso, after they had fought back from 2-0 down to head into half-time at 2-2. We have to improve in the next game. "Today, with Auba, I know he can play".

But such was the strength of Arsenal's rally they could have scored six before the interval, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang particularly guilty, blasting one chance over with the goal at his mercy. I am calm with that. The best for technical skill, the best for scoring, but I think it depends only on him. The reaction we showed after they went 2-0 ahead and we started the second half well, but then we didn't take our chances. "We lost. The result is important", he told BT Sport. Arsenal manager Unai Emery was visibly frustrated with Aubameyang for the miss.

"When I first met him, he had this aura that he knew exactly what he wants to do, what he wants to be working on, what are his priorities and he was very detailed", the Germany worldwide said.