Emery admits draw with Crystal Palace is a fair result

Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday meant the Gunners’ 11-match winning run came to an end.

Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka were not enough to claim all three points as a late Luka Milivojevic penalty drew Palace level.

Despite the draw however, manager Unai Emery was positive afterwards and felt the performance matched the result.

“I am disappointed with the result but our work is good. We drew, it’s not bad, it’s better to win but looking at the game in 90 minutes it is a deserved result.’’ The Spanish coach told Sky Sports.

“Two penalties against us in the box is a difficult action for the defence. Xhaka is playing left-back, he is better in the middle. I will say to him nothing (about giving away the penalty).”

Emery was happy with his team’s performance overall.

“Today we were competitive for 90 minutes, we need the balance and after 1-2 we are on a good result. I knew we needed another goal for calm.”

Arsenal stay in the top four after today’s result but their North London rivals Spurs can overtake them if they beat Champions Man City tomorrow night at Wembley.


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