Wolverhampton (UK): Arsenal head coach Unai Emery not ready to give up on top four finish in English Premier League that would qualify them for next season’s UEFA Champions League despite Arsenal’s embarrassing 3-1 loss against Wolverhampton on Wednesday.
With a second consecutive loss Emery’s side is now sitting fifth in the table, struggling to make up the injuries of Aaron Ramsey and Hector Bellerin.
Wolves put forward one of their best performances in this season, with Ruben Neves scoring from free kick, Matt Doherty through header and outstanding Diogo Jota netting with a weaving run and shot .
Arsenal chief admitted his team were outplayed by Wolves, who scored all three goals in the first half to make Arsenal’s com back impossible with their current form. But Emery refused to criticize his error prone defenders and goalkeeper.
When a question raised in the post-match press conference whether he is angry with the team, Unai Emery replied, "I usually am very critical with myself and I am angry with myself that we didn't do the game plan we wanted , not with the players,"
"First it is with me and after that my style and idea is to look in front and find a solution, not who is the player who is worst. First I am thinking about the solution and the solution for me is to take the possibility on Sunday at Leicester and get our best performance and the best possibility to take the three points." Emery said.
Arsenal now trailing to fourth placed Chelsea by one point can qualify to next season’s Champions League by finishing fourth or winning Europa League in which they will play Valencia next week.