Emery disappointed at conceding more late goals

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has expressed his disappointment at his side once again conceding goals in their Europa League tie on Thursday night.

Emery took over at Arsenal this summer after Arsene Wenger finally hung up that troublesome coat after 22-years in charge at the Emirates, but has so far struggled to solidify the Gunners long-standing defensive problems.

Having been carved open a number of times in the Premier League by the likes of Man City and Chelsea, Arsenal once again failed to keep a clean sheet in their Europa League tie against Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava on Thursday night, much to the disappointment of the Spanish boss:

“Our disappointment today is the two goals conceded,” Emery told his post-match press conference.

“We are conceding a few chances to our opposition, the same as at Newcastle. We need to continue to improve on this. Because the last minute at Newcastle, [and] today in the last 20 minutes [we conceded] two goals.

“Our challenge is to be competitive for 90 minutes in each match, and it’s one thing to improve. We are speaking before each match to take a mentality of don’t concede easy chances. And today I think was a good opportunity for not conceding goals, but I think the last 20 minutes, we need to be better on this competitive aspect.”

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