Unai Emery has said that his Arsenal side draw matches so much and “that is what’s important for the [Premier League] table” following their 2-0 defeat by Leicester City on Saturday.
Jamie Vardy and James Maddison netted the goals as Brendan Rodgers’ flying Foxes humbled their struggling visitors at the King Power Stadium to climb to second in the league standings, while Arsenal dropped to sixth.
It was another night to forget for the Gunners who are winless in their last five Premier League away games since beating Newcastle 1-0 on the opening weekend.
Arsenal had just one shot on target in this match, with that effort coming in the 20th minute from France international Alexandre Lacazette.
Consequently, many Arsenal fans took to Twitter during the match to intensify calls for the sacking of the Spaniard.
But Emery is confident that the Gunners will improve after the international break.
“The attitude was good, every player. Now is time to rest with the international break. I’m sure we’re going to improve after that. We need to achieve, at home, confidence and to be strong. We didn’t lose [many games] but we draw so much, that’s what’s important for the table, but I think we can achieve the balance to be strong and get better in these matches,” Emery said after the match.
On criticism from fans, the former PSG head coach said, “I am speaking with the club to stay strong and recover. We also have young players who are growing up with us.
“I know we are receiving criticism but I have done before and I have recovered.
“I accept all the criticism. It is normal. Today we did one step ahead being better defensively.”