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Unai Emery insists that he is "happy" with Arsenal's performance at Chelsea despite seeing his side fall to a 3-2 defeat in West London on Saturday.

However, Arsenal responded through Henrikh Mkhitaryan precise finish before Alex Iwobi fired into the roof of the net before half-time to level the derby encounter.

"Three points is an important target for us, we did very well for 75 minutes but inside that, 15 minutes were terrible", he stated.

Arsenal came from 2-0 down to level the game at 2-2 before the break, only for Marcos Alonso to score a late victor after Alexandre Lacazette had given the ball away in midfield. So I think we have to work and we need to improve. "Today, with Auba, I know he can play".

Unai Emery shares who will start in goal for Arsenal against Chelsea
That being said, Emery said he understands that players may be slow to adjust to a new philosophy and style of play. In team news Lucas Torreira is expected to start after an encouraging second half cameo against Man City.

Diego Godin: I rejected many offers to stay with Atletico Madrid
I've seen a lot of things in the press, but now, what's important is to wait and concentrate on the (UEFA Super Cup) final". Godin also distanced himself from reports of his contract extension, "I have not extended my contract.

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Pochettino believes that he needs to stick with the club at the times adversity. "I want to say thank you and apologise". I'm sure we're going to have success in the future, with myself or with another manager.

There is too much football still to be played this season for Arsenal to write off their top-four hopes just yet, but the sight of Chelsea and Tottenham pulling six points clear at this early stage, with City, Liverpool and Manchester United also aiming to maintain their 100 percent start on Matchday 2, should be a cause for concern, if not alarm, at the Emirates. I am calm with that. Since Roman Abramovich took over a succession of Chelsea coaches have brought success based on defensive sturdiness, with "X-factor" attackers making the difference in the various title wins. We conceded a lot of chances to Chelsea and, second half, we needed to keep control of the match better with the ball and the positioning. "We need to continue, to press and press and press in the other half, otherwise we will have a problem".

"He has never said anything to me about this".

"We were defending very deep. In the process, I'm sure he is going to do a good game".



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