Emery explain how he plans to solve Arsenal first half woes ahead of Liverpool clash

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that his side’s failure to assert themselves in the first half of games is down to ‘lack of intensity’.

The Gunners have been more of second half team this term, failing to take a lead into the first half of any league game so far this season.

However, they have been excellent after the halftime break in games, scoring 17 second half goals this season as against 5 in the opening 45 mins out of which only two have put them ahead.

Coming against a very clinical Leicester city tonight, they will be better off not chasing the game if they are to get the maximum three points and continue their 9 game winning streak.

Emery has now identified the reason for the team’s slow starts and wants his team to start strongly and take control of the game.

Speaking to the press, he said “We are starting the matches with maybe less intensity than we want and that’s one thing we need to get better in the next matches.

“We are winning but we need to continue improving and when we win to continue doing good analysis for our mistakes that we can improve.

“We need to carry on to do better in the next matches.”

He will be hoping his players do just that as they continue to impress this season.


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