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Unai Emery: Wolves deserved win as they were better than us

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Unai Emery was not afraid to admit Wolves were stronger than his Arsenal team as the Gunners fell to a 3-1 defeat at Molineux.

Emery looks frustrated at Molineux (AMA)

Emery's charges started well enough but unravelled after Ruben Neves broke the deadlock with a beautiful free-kick.

Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota then struck before half-time, with a Sokratis header providing a modicum of pride as their Champions League hopes were dealt a bitter blow.

"They are a good team, a good structure defensively," said Emery on seventh-placed Wolves.

"They felt strong. They have had a very good season. They have good players also. We didn’t do in the last third some difference to score in the first half.

“It is, I think, one reason. They worked very well defensively.

“We needed to be more calm. We needed to respect them with their moment and be calm in 90 minutes to impose our idea and result. They were better than us.”

Wolves have taken four points from a possible six against Arsenal this season.

"The second and third goals killed us," added Emery.

“In the dressing room we spoke of how we needed to recover and be strong in our mind, score one goal was the first idea and after if we can take minutes we can continue in our plans.

"The second half is different but not enough."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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