Emery Reacts To Arsenal’s ‘Collapse’
Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has reacted to his team’s disappointing draw against Watford after the Gunners let go of a two-goal advantage.
Speaking after the game, the Arsenal boss noted that Watford punished his players’ mistakes.
Naija News recalls Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double had put Arsenal in command of the game but avoidable second half errors by Sokratis and David Luiz cost Arsenal the game on Sunday as Tom Cleverley and Robert Pereyra ensured the game ended in a draw.
Emery told BBC Sport; “They pushed us, Watford last year played like today. We were up in the first half and we knew that we needed to score the third. They had the capacity to come back with the supporters and that’s what happened.
“We couldn’t break their pressing in the second half. They are physical, a very strong team. They pushed for our mistakes, they were playing for our mistakes.
“When you are trying to break their lines you can have chances. They won the second half and my summary is it is not a good point.
“We need to continue working. When we tried to play the long ball we lost the ball as well.”