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Europa League: Arsenal boss Unai Emery left frustrated after two late goals as Arsenal triumph over Vorskla

PUBLISHED: 23:26 20 September 2018

Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action for Arsenal against Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action for Arsenal against Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been left frustrated after the Gunners conceded two late goals in his sides 4-2 victory over FC Vorskla Poltava.

Arsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTHArsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

The Spaniard, who notched his 32nd victory in the competition, was delighted with his side’s domination as they went 4-0 up through a Pierre-Emerick Aubamiang double, a Danny Welbeck header and a Mesut Ozil tap-in.

Arsenal pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Welbeck celebrate: CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTHArsenal pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Welbeck celebrate: CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

However, late goals from Volodymyr Chesnakov and Vyacheslav Sharpar left a bittersweet taste.

Arsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTHArsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

Speaking after the game, Emery said: “At the beginning of the competition to take the confidence, the victories is important.

Arsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTHArsenal v Vorskla. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

“The first 60 minutes were very good, we imposed our idea against them and also little by little winning metres to be nearer the goal.

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with Danny Welbeck. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTHArsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with Danny Welbeck. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

“With the four goals we were in a good moment. But we want to be competitive in 90 minutes and I think the last 20 minutes we conceded chances. We need to improve this.

Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with Danny Welbeck. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTHArsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with Danny Welbeck. CREDIT MARTYN HAWORTH

“Our disappointment today is the two goals conceded. I think the first 60 minutes were very good. We’re going to continue progressing with that idea. There were a lot of positives things in the game.”

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