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Unai Emery insists he was happy to see Mesut Ozil react angrily to being substituted during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
“It’s normal. Not happy because the result was not good at the end. But it’s normal,” Gunners boss Emery said.
“I like the players showing us character when we are not playing well. When I chose him, it was 2-1 to us but usually every player wants to continue playing.”
The Gunners were pegged by in the final 10 minutes by Palace – who ended Emery’s side’s 11-match winning run in all competitions.
“But we are in a good position to achieve our objectives,” Emery declared. “The team can improve. This draw is not bad.
“We want to win each match, but here is not easy for every team. Our challenge is every match to continue to learn our process, and improve.”
Hector Bellerin had to be replaced by Stephan Lichtsteiner, but Emery said he hoped he had no more than a “muscular complaint.”