Emery hits back at Arsenal fans over Mustafi criticism

Thursday, 25 Apr, 2019

The Gabon global was omitted from Unai Emery's squad, leading fans to question why their top scorer, who struck during the 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday, was nowhere to be seen when the team was announced.

Unai Emery says Arsenal's Premier League top-four ambitions are in their own hands as they head to Wolves on Wednesday night. Instead, the loss pushed them down to the fifth position in the league.

Wolves are running riot at Molineux.

Neves' fourth goal of the campaign set them on their way after 28 minutes, the Portugal global curling a 25-yard free-kick inside Bernd Leno's right-hand post, before Doherty headed Jonny's cross past the flailing German goalkeeper nine minutes later.

"That's how we should apologise to the fans, just to give everything for the club, for the shirt, for the teammates and for ourselves because we can't perform like we did".

He also revealed the reaction in the dressing room to Mustafi's howlers.

He concluded by asking fans to continue supporting players in the crucial final weeks of the season.

"It was very quiet [after the game], everybody was disappointed and frustrated because it was a big chance", Leno began.

If Arsenal miss out on Champions League qualification by a single point, many will point to the Palace game as huge contributing factor. "He can win one, he can win two, he can win three, he can win four - but if he lost one, he is the picture and if we concede a goal, he is the big picture", Emery summed up. After being together we are strong.

"We can even lose games, but with a good performance and pride on the pitch".

"We are Manchester United and we play to win trophies". It's not that one player has to apologise for a mistake.

"He is young, he is improving and Sunday he is in the big picture because of the second goal".