Arsenal boss Emery insists he’s angry with himself and not players after Wolves defeat

Unai Emery has insisted that he is angry with himself rather than at his players after seeing Arsenal’s top four hopes dealt a blow with a 3-1 defeat at Wolves.

Goals from Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota put Wolves in a commanding position by half-time, before Sokratis Papastathopoulos netted a late consolation for Arsenal.

The defeat was Arsenal’s second in succession and leaves them requiring slip-ups from either Tottenham or Chelsea if they are to secure a top-four finish.

Despite the defeat, Emery refused to blame his players and insisted he was instead ‘angry’ with himself.

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“I usually am very disciplined with myself [but] I am angry with myself,” Emery said in his post-match press conference.

“We didn’t do the gameplan like I wanted.

“I am not angry with the players, I am angry with myself. My idea and my style is to look in front and find a solution. Not to find who the player is who is playing worse or why they are not doing all we spoke about before.

“First I find the solution. The solution for me [now] is to think about Sunday and take the possibility on Sunday to come back with our best performance and our best competitive team for the possibility to take the three points.

“When we win, we win together, and when we lose, we lose together. In general, I think we are with the possibility to be in the top four and today we lost having it in our hands. [We need to] continue and I want to tell the players and the supporters to continue and take the opportunity on Sunday.”

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