Unai Emery Reacts to Mustafi Display Against Crystal Palace


Unai Emery have spoken on the display of Shkodran Mustafi in Arsenal's 2-3 loss to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

Following our second Premier League loss at the Emirates stadium this season, the Spanish manager faced the press to address a number of issues from the encounter.

When asked about the errors made by Mustafi in the build-up to the second goal, Emery failed to put the blame on the German centre-back.

Ozil fired us back into the game after Benteke had put the visitors in front but the 2014 World Cup winner, as a result of his indecision cost us.

He stopped to go after the ball just in a bid to prevent Wilfried Zaha from getting to it. However, the Ivorian evaded his move and hit one past Bernd leno.

That was just one of the many errors Mustafi committed in that match. Despite that, the boss came to his defense by saying that players sometimes don't play well.

“We can speak about players individually, but sometimes they can play very well, sometimes cannot play well,” he said.

“But I prefer to speak about the consistency in the season. I think we are, every player, helping and every player is playing with a big performance and today also, when you can defend against a player like Benteke or Zaha, you can suffer more than maybe in other situations.

“But if today we were better in the set pieces, maybe we could have won this match and also, we controlled the possession but in the attacking third they defended their goal and their box very well and we didn’t find the best situation to score and to take more chances to score.

“In all the season I think he is being consistent.”

Did you puke over that last statement? Be calm! Consistency implies that one does the same thing over and over again whether positively or negatively.

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