Sunday, 19 August 2018

Arsenal News: Arsenal rue missed chances against Chelsea but must focus on the positives

Arsenal lost 3-2 to Chelsea in a thrilling game, but Alex Iwobi thinks that if we had converted our chances, especially in the first half, we should have gone away from the Bridge with all three points. “For the neutral fans watching, it was an amazing game but for us Arsenal fans and players it’s very hard to take, especially after coming back from 2-0 down. It’s not the result we wanted, we just have to forget about it and focus on the positives.
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“Obviously we’re working to try to get into the dangerous positions in the first place, which is good, but we need to take our chances. Taking those chances [against Chelsea] would have won us the game. We’ll continue to create those chances and hopefully make the most of them in the next game.”
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So although Arsenal have lost the first two games under Emery, how does he think the new coaching regime is going? “It’s very good.” he said. “As you can see, we’re buying into it. It’s a lot of intensity and it demands a lot, but we’re enjoying it. Unfortunately the results aren’t going our way, but we promise that we’ll keep on fighting and do our best to get a result.
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“Of course it’s been frustrating p[laying against these sides early doors, but we can’t dwell on this. We’ve got to deal with it and keep on fighting this season. We just have to keep on going.
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“It was a bit of a shaky start but we showed character to fight back to 2-2. We were just unfortunate and should have got the result we wanted by keeping it tight in defence. We have to keep on going.
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“It’s not difficult, you just have to buy into what he says and do what is demanding. We’ll keep on listening to him, we’ll keep on working on the training pitch and hopefully the outcomes that we want and deserve will come through.”
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That’s the fighting spirit we want to see. Now we just want to see it reflected in results and in our defensive performances. Also I don’t believe that Aubameyang would miss that chance in 99 out of 100 goes, so hopefully they will all go in from now on….

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