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Arsenal’s run ends at Crystal Palace

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Premier League week 10

Arsenal was taking its winning streak of 11 games to Crystal Palace today. The Gunners had a 2-1 lead up to the 83th minute when the home team found the equalizer.

Arsenal can be disappointed from the result as London rivals won 4-0 at Burnley and leapfrogged them. Tomorrow Tottenham and Manchester City will face for the Monday game showdown. 

Fourth place

The team from the capital is sitting at fourth in the table, four points behind the leaders Liverpool and will look to win the next game to stay in contact with the podium.

Coach Emery on the draw:

“For us the first half was not easy. When they scored it is the moment when we are on the pitch with the control, but not doing a lot of things in the attacking third. In the second half we scored two goals in two actions. They were pushing with their supporters and every player was attacking us.

In this moment we needed the control because we lost our position and we needed to have scored the third goal, we needed to be calm. We cannot do a good transition from this. I wanted to push, I wanted to continue to find our moment to win the match, but we could not.

We can make mistakes on the pitch. Every day I am making mistakes in my decisions. Mistakes are to learn from and not for us to lose our confidence or our belief on the pitch. For the second goal, Laca was maybe not thinking as much, and I was pushing him to think more.

The second goal was an action where we had the ball in the opposition box and we did one bad pass. When we are in the box, in the opposition box, I want us to show aggression to find the last action to score or shoot, to win a corner or whatever action. But with this pass, we lost the ball and then they scored from the transition.

For me, there are things that happen on the pitch when we continue in our process to learn. The mentality we need to show when we are in the good moments to keep and hold the ball. We need to keep that mentality to continue to find our moments and our chances. In the last 10 minutes, I wanted to push for that, but that didn’t happen for us because it was not very easy for us on the pitch.

I think we are in our process, in our way, and I think we are in a good position now, for continuing our objective. It’s difficult away and I think the team can improve. I think today, the draw was not bad. We want to win but it’s not easy.

We look at today and they are a good team. Playing here is not easy for every team, but our challenge is to continue our process of learning in every match. It’s about learning the defensive situations and improving.”