Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal supporters after Wolves defeat
Arsenal manager Unai Emery accepts blame for Wednesday night's 3-1 loss at Wolves
Unai Emery says he blames himself for Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Wolves in the Premier League on Wednesday night.
The Gunners suffered a blow to their hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four this season after the north London side were unable to make their game in hand count.
Wolves stormed into a 3-0 lead at half-time thanks to goals from Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota in the Premier League clash.
Sokratis Papastathopolous scored a consolation goal with 10 minutes remaining but Arsenal were unable to mount an unlikely comeback.
The Gunners are in fifth place in the Premier League table and a point behind Chelsea FC in the race to secure the final Champions League spot.
Arsenal have lost their last two Premier League games to Wolves and Crystal Palace to drop points at a crucial time in the season.
Speaking at his post-match media conference after Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to Wolves, Emery accepted full responsibility for the Premier League defeat.
“I usually am very disciplined with myself,” Emery said.
“I am angry with myself. We didn’t do the game plan 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.”
Asked if he accepted blame for the defeat, Emery added:
“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.”
Arsenal are looking to finish in the Premier League’s top four for the first time since 2015-16 after a prolonged absence from Europe’s premier club competition.
The Gunners appointed Emery as their new manager last summer after Arsene Wenger failed to steer the north London side back into the Champions League.