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Emery fears the end of the unbeaten run can cost Arsenal Champions League spot
Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten run across all competitions came to an end this week as the Gunners went down 3-2 against Southampton at the St.Marys’ Stadium. Ralph HasenHuttl’s side completely outplayed Unai Emery’s men and had the better chances across the 90 minutes.
Danny Ings’s brace set the tone for the hosts in the first-half and Charlie Austin’s late strike sealed the win after Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s goals on either side of the interval had given the Gunners hope. Arsenal finished the week 5th in the standings, 11 points behind leaders Liverpool.
And the wake of their unbeaten run coming to an end, Unai Emery has revealed his fears that Arsenal might miss out on a Champions League spot this season. The Spaniard said, “The level is very high with the other teams and if we miss out on a win like today, we cannot be in the top four because the other times are usually winning,”
He further added, ” We need to carry on in our way but it is not going to be easy to get into the top four. The other teams are playing at a high level and we need to be very, very demanding ourselves.
“After 22 matches without a loss, we were still only in the fifth position and that is because of the levels of the other teams.”
It’s not easy,” he said. “I don’t believe a lot in this transfer window because it’s not a very big possibility with the players. “The club is working only if some player can help us with a higher level or better than we have within.”