Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal players snubbing fans after Wolves defeat

Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal players snubbing fans after Wolves defeat

Unai Emery insists Arsenal’s support was ‘amazing’ against Wolves (Getty Images)Unai Emery has praised Arsenal’s ‘amazing’ supporters after some of his players failed to acknowledge the fans at full-time following the 3-1 defeat to Wolves on Wednesday evening.
The Gunners slipped up once again in the battle for a top-four spot as they found themselves 3-0 down at half-time against last season’s Championship winners.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos pulled a goal back in the second half but it wasn’t enough for Emery’s side, who stay fifth in the Premier League following their second successive defeat.
At the full-time whistle, Mesut Ozil, Bernd Leno, Alexandre Lacazette and Sokratis all approached Arsenal’s supporters in the away end at Molineaux to applaud them, but some of their teammates headed straight down the tunnel.
When asked about the Arsenal’s players who blanked the travelling supporters after the defeat, Emery replied: ‘Our supporters were amazing, they were with us and they helped us.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored Arsenal’s only goal at Molineaux (Getty Images)More: Football

‘Also, they are going to be disappointed today.
‘We need to say to them that they are here with us and we appreciate that a lot.
‘After that, we are going to do all we can against Leicester on Sunday to take three points.
‘We need to be together, the club, the players and the supporters.

Alexandre Lacazette applauded Arsenal’s fans at full-time (Getty Images)

Bernd Leno clapped Arsenal’s travelling supporters (Getty Images)‘We started at the beginning after [losing] the first two matches in the Premier League, little by little we’ve come back and we are taking chances to be in the top four which is our difficult target.
‘We are now with possibilities, not in our hands, but it’s a possibility.
‘All these players have worked for this opportunity. Now, we lost today, we lost Sunday and we are very disappointed with that, but we need to continue.
‘Also we have two competitions – the Premier League and Europa League – two ways to go to the Champions League, our objective.
‘We need to continue being strong in our mentality, strong with our confidence, strong in our capacity. We are going to analyse how we can be competitive, how we can be better as a team in the [next] matches.’
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