Emery: Arsenal did not deserve to lose

Emery: Arsenal did not deserve to lose

Arsenal manager Unai Emery thought that his side did not deserve to lose after going down to Sheffield United on Monday night.

The manager while admitting that they needed to improve on certain areas said they deserved at least a point after they were denied what he felt was a penalty.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game Emery said: “We did not deserve to lose and we conceded a lot of corners in the first half and they scored in one action.

“Above all, we have to improve by not allowing balls like that. When we have our opportunities to attack, we created more chances than them but did not score today. We deserved more from the game but they have conceded the least goals in the Premier League and it was going to be difficult if they scored first. We tried in the second half, created three good chances to score.

Key Moment

“The scorer was with our goalkeeper and we had three players free to attack the ball. They gave us a key moment-the goal and another one when we should have had a clear penalty on Sokratis.

“Bukayo Saka drives forward but I do not know if it was a penalty. It is a hard act for a yellow card. With VAR, the foul on Sokratis should have been reviewed. It was clear but we have to accept it.”

Lys Mousset’s 30th-minute close-range effort was all the Blades needed to down Arsenal  with the win lifting them to ninth, level on points with last season’s Champions League finalists, Spurs.

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