Arsenal Legend Points Out Two Critical Mistakes Emery Made Against Everton

Arsenal’s hope of sealing the top-four of the Premier League suffered a setback after a terrible loss to Everton on Sunday.

And now football pundit Ian Wright has identified the two mistakes Unai Emery made as Arsenal slipped to a damaging defeat to Everton on Sunday.

The Gunners missed the chance to move above north London rivals Tottenham and consolidate their position in the top four after losing 1-0 at Goodison Park.

Phil Jagielka, who only started the game after Michael Keane’s late withdrawal, scored the decisive goal to hand Everton their 13th league win of the campaign.

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Arsenal hero Wright was critical of Emery’s team selection and says the Gunners boss made a mistake by not starting influential duo Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

‘I was a little bit disappointed with Arsenal’s selection,’ Wright said on Match of the Day 2. ‘They’re in fourth position, no-one would have thought at the start of the season that it would have happened like it has.

‘So it was an opportunity to start Aubameyang, start Lacazette, get Ozil on the pitch, start with Ramsey – get your best players on the pitch and really have a go at Everton.

‘I thought we missed a trick in that respect. In the end, Everton had the impetus…I think it was fortunate that they didn’t get another goal.’

For Arsenal, the 1-0 loss ensures they remain joint-fourth, one point behind Spurs in third. After the defeat, goalkeeper Bernd Leno said: ‘It was a disappointing result.

We played OK but we didn’t have many chances to score. ‘We conceded an unlucky goal at the beginning of the game from a throw-in and it was difficult to play against a deep defence.

‘The early goal was much better for Everton. If the game stayed 0-0 for longer it would have been much easier for us.

‘Everton had some chances after transitions, but we have to improve to play against deep defences and create chances because I think the next game against Watford will be the same.’

On Arsenal’s poor record away from home, the Germany international added: ‘To be honest, I don’t know. But we’re still in a good position and in a good atmosphere.

‘Losing one game is not a problem. We have to keep going, keep working hard and play our style because we’re still in a good moment.’

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