Unai Emery reveals what he told Arsenal players at half-time in fightback against Man Utd

first_imgUnai Emery reveals what he told Arsenal players at half-time in fightback against Man Utd The Spaniard encouraged his side in the dressing room after a lacklustre first half (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery says he spoke to his Arsenal players about playing with more calmness in the second half of Monday night’s draw against Manchester United as they fought back from a goal down.The Gunners went behind to a Scott McTominay strike just before half-time, though levelled the scores in the second period through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose effort was initially – and wrongly – ruled out by the linesman.Emery felt his side kept United at bay well in the first half, though instructed them to play with more intention to score at the half-time break – and felt they could have got a winner too. Comment Emery felt Arsenal could even have nicked all three points at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)‘But also we had good chances to score the second goal, with Bukayo [Saka] and the second with Reiss Nelson after a good action with [Joe] Willock.‘But also they had some chances to score. So after I think the team deserve two draws.’He added to BBC Sport: ‘I want more – more in the result and in the performance but we are progressing. We were competitive but we can do better. We can control moments with the ball better and take more chances in the box.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Emery felt his side gave up several chances to United on the counter before the goal (Getty)Asked about the result, Emery told Sky Sports: ‘It’s not the best result, but I think the draw is far for the two teams after 90 minutes.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The first half for example, they started pressing a lot, but we controlled the match with good positioning, not letting a lot of chances.‘At the end of the first half we let them have three transitions, and the third was a goal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘And second half we were speaking in the dressing room: be calm and our objective was to score one goal and after to try to find our moment to get the possibility to win the match.‘But really after our goal, little by little, they imposed also, they pushed with their supporters here and we struggled.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 10:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link160Shareslast_img

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