Emery demanding away-day consistency from Arsenal

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15 Sep 2018, 23:07 IST
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Arsenal supervisor Unai Emery

Arsenal supervisor Unai Emery needs extra consistency and competitiveness from his facet away from dwelling after claiming a 2-1 win at Newcastle United.

The Gunners overcame a shaky begin through which they spent many of the first half on the again foot to document back-to-back Premier League away wins for the primary time since Could 2017.

A shocking Granit Xhaka free-kick and a objective for Mesut Ozil on his 200th Arsenal look ensured the factors for the guests at St James’ Park regardless of Ciaran Clark’s late header.

A lot was product of Arsenal’s struggles on the street final season as they gained only one away recreation within the league after the flip of the yr.

Wins at Cardiff Metropolis and Newcastle might counsel Arsenal have discovered a formulation for achievement on their travels, however Emery is just not but happy.

“The primary half we could not management the match like we needed. We have to impose our concepts, however we conceded a number of possibilities for the counter-attack,” mentioned Emery.

“The second half, the stability on the pitch was higher. We did not concede the transition as simple.

“The important thing was the primary objective, it gave us the arrogance to enhance on the match.

“One problem is to have higher performances away, to be extra aggressive, to have possibilities to win. This fashion is about consistency.

“We’re joyful for 2 victories away, however we have to proceed to enhance [and to be] extra aggressive.”

Goalkeeper Petr Cech endured one other recreation the place he was uncomfortable on the ball and, requested if he might begin Bernd Leno for Thursday’s Europa League conflict with Vorskla Poltava, Emery replied: “Sure, we’re going to change and use a number of gamers for various competitions.

“Each competitors for me I’ve respect for. Usually I’ll use a special keeper for the competitors.”

Newcastle’s 4 defeats have come towards Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal and all by a 2-1 margin and Rafael Benitez, who noticed captain Jamaal Lascelles compelled off with an ankle harm at half-time, accepts a return of 1 level from 5 video games was all the time a chance from such a troublesome opening run.

“I am not nervous. It’s nothing we weren’t anticipating. Possibly Cardiff is a recreation we must always have gained,” he mentioned. “The truth is towards the highest facet you’ll be able to lose. We’ve misplaced to small margins – the one optimistic is they’re small margins.

“Lascelles twisted his ankle within the heat up. We’ll see, the physician mentioned to verify in a few days.”

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