Arsenal’s miserable form continued with a 2-1 Europa League loss to Eintracht Frankfurt this evening leaving under-fire boss Unai Emery to rue his side’s missed opportunities.
It was another game at the Emirates, and another that ended with boos ringing out from the home support, Arsenal slipping to defeat against the Bundesliga outfit.
The 2-1 loss means it is now seven games without a win for Unai Emery’s side in all competitions (D5, L2), the club’s worst run since February 1992, with pressure only likely to increase on the Spaniard following yet another disappointing result.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for the Gunners in first-half stoppage time, only for their hopes of securing progression to the last 32 taking a knock thanks to a nine-minute brace from Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada.
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Arsenal dominated possession but ultimately were unable to find a breakthrough for a result which will only further increase calls for Emery to be relieved of his duties.
Speaking about the game, the under-fire Arsenal boss admitted that his side ‘lost control’ in the second half and rued their missed opportunities in front of goal.
“We lost here but for the Europa League, we have the last match to achieve that,” Emery told BT Sport.
“We showed an improvement in the first half and we had a lot of opportunities to score but we did not take them.
“The first five or ten minutes of the second half were good but then we lost control for 15 minutes and we could not change the result. We tried to come back but we did not create any big opportunities to score.”
However, Arsenal’s defeat doesn’t detract from their chances of progression to the last 32, the North London side needing to avoid a 5-0 loss against Standard Liege on December 12th thanks to their superior head-to-head record against the Belgian side.