Raul Jimenez’s header earned Wolves a deserved point after a 1-1 draw at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could be 10 points off the top four pace should they lose at Leicester next weekend and results elsewhere go against them.‘It’s not a good result for us, we tried. We couldn’t impose our game plan in 90 minutes,’ Emery added.‘When we started at 1-0 it was a very good moment to take confidence and to use it to try and score the second goal.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Really, we didn’t concede a lot of chances but the match for me was equal for two teams and if you don’t score the second goal you are in the possibility also that they can score.‘The reaction was good, more pushing and better opportunities to score. But in the end a draw is not good for us.’Should Arsenal sack Unai Emery?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Unai Emery explains decision to start Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s game against WolvesMORE: Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans ahead of Wolves clash Comment Unai Emery claims bizarre tactical victory after Arsenal are held by Wolves Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Nov 2019 5:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisement Arsenal were held 1-1 at home by Wolves after taking a first half lead (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery claimed his tactics worked perfectly despite Arsenal being held to a frustrating home draw by Wolves.The Gunners looked on course for a 1-0 win when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck his 50th goal for the club but Raul Jimenez’s 76th minute header earned a deserved point for the visitors.Emery handed Mesut Ozil only his second Premier League appearance of the season but kept record signing Nicolas Pepe on the bench, opting to deploy a diamond formation in midfield which failed to yield an improved performance from his team.Indeed, Wolves registered an astonishing 25 shots, compared to Arsenal’s 10, yet Emery insisted his tactical plan had the desired effect.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s a bad result, but tactically it worked how we wanted,’ said the Spaniard.
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Burnley vs. Man U Venue: Turf Moor Kick off: 8:45PMManchester United will be looking to make it successive Premier League wins when they travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley tonight. The Red Devils will enter this weekend’s match off the back of a 4-1 victory over Newcastle United on Boxing Day, while Burnley suffered a 1-0 defeat at Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton last time out. Having collected just 28 points from 19 Premier League matches this season, United should not really be in a top-four race at this stage of the campaign. Consistency has been a real problem this term, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently within touching distance of the fourth Champions League spot. Indeed, for all of the praise that has come Chelsea’s way this season, the Blues have lost seven Premier League matches and sit just four points above United on the same number of matches. Seven wins from 19 league matches this season is far from a brilliant record, but the Red Devils have only lost one of their last eight in England’s top flight, which came away at Watford last weekend. It was imperative that the team bounced back at home to Newcastle on Boxing Day and that was the case with the hosts recovering from a goal behind to record a 4-1 win over the Magpies, with Anthony Martial (2), Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood all on the scoresheet. Such has been their inconsistency this season, though, that it would not be a surprise to see a defeat occur at Turf Moor. Their five losses in the league this term have come against Watford, Bournemouth, Newcastle, West Ham United and Crystal Palace, with their record against the bigger sides a lot more impressive. Solskjaer will need everyone on board in the coming weeks during a very, very busy period. Indeed, next up after this one is a trip to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in the league on New Year’s Day, before travelling to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup on January 4. The 20-time English champions will when host Manchester City in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on January 7 before returning to league action at home to Norwich City on January 11. For what is a relatively small squad, Solskjaer will need to be clever when it comes to rotation in the coming weeks. The fact that United are four points off fourth but also just four points ahead of 12th-placed Burnley is an indication of the type of season that it has been thus far, but a win at Turf Moor on Saturday night would certainly leave the club in a top-four battle heading into 2020. While finding consistency has been a problem for United this season, it would also be fair to say that Burnley have struggled to build on the positive results that have arrived during their first 19 league matches. A record of seven wins, three draws and nine defeats has brought Sean Dyche’s side in 24 points, leaving them in 12th position in the table. Only the bottom three have lost more times than the Clarets this term (9), which will be slightly concerning for their supporters at this stage. That said, Burnley are six points clear of the relegation zone and have goals in their team with Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes managing 13 between them during the 2019-20 campaign. The Clarets had also won their last two against Newcastle and Bournemouth ahead of Thursday’s trip to Everton, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat courtesy of a second-half header from Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Dyche’s side conceded nine times in defeats to Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month, though, and the quick turnaround for this match leaves them slightly vulnerable against a youthful side. Burnley’s Premier League record against United is also disappointing, winning just one of their 10 top-flight meetings with the English giants. That said, the two teams played out a 2-2 draw when they last locked horns at Old Trafford towards the end of January. The Red Devils have won on their last three visits to Turf Moor without conceding a goal, though, and as Solskjaer’s side showed at home to Newcastle, they are capable of blowing teams away in a short period of time despite having some problems on the transition. Burnley have won four of their last seven Premier League matches on home soil, however, and will be confident of making it an uncomfortable 90 minutes for the visitors on Saturday night. Burnley possible XI: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Wood, Barnes. Man United possible XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Fred, Pogba, Rashford, Lingard, James, Martial.Tags: BurnleyEPLManchester United