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Emery defends tactics despite criticism from Arsenal fans

Unai Emery is standing by his tactics after another disappointing result for Arsenal.

The Gunners boss is coming under increasing pressure and his team dropped more points on Saturday, drawing 1-1 at home to Wolves.

Many fans are unhappy with Emery’s decision-making but he insisted his tactics were not the reason for another slip-up.

“We worked in a different tactical situation very well,” he said at his post-match press conference.

“We didn’t concede big chances. We started winning 1-0, created some chances to score the second.

“We were winning but we knew that in one moment they could score and they did that.

“But we were a lot of times controlling the match like (the way) we prepared.

“Then when they scored, we changed again and we started to push – we started to get in their box.

“We didn’t create many big chances but I think we were close to scoring the second goal but we didn’t do that.

“Tactically? The result is a bad result but tactically I think we worked like we wanted. The players tried.”

The result left stuttering Arsenal fifth in the Premier League table.

Their next league game is against fourth-placed Leicester City next Saturday.

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