Emery targets defensive stability as Arsenal claim win in Europa League opener

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Arsenal currently sell seven home cup games as part of a season ticket price which is among the most expensive in Europe but, with the team now playing in the Europa League, many fans are unhappy that they are obliged to pay for these matches in order to get their Premier League season ticket.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is "disappointed" that his side conceded two late goals in their 4-2 win over Vorskla Poltava and admits that there is room for improvement.

The Gunners were coasting to an easy win as Mesut Ozil made it 4-0 with the simplest of finishes inside the box.

"Little by little, we are conceding a few chances to the opposition, the same like in Newcastle".

Excellent late strikes from captain Vladimir Chesnakov and Vyacheslav Sharpar gave an air of respectability to the scoreline for Vorskla, while Arsenal remain without a clean sheet in Emery's tenure.

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That is 39 more than his nearest competitor in that list, as Lionel Messi comes second-place with 621 goals of his own. The two players had clashed throughout the game, and Costa was given his marching orders when things escalated.

Speaking to BT Sport as quoted by the Daily Star, Emery said: "Each match we play, I am responsible for the group and for Torreira also, today I think it is better [for Lucas] to leave the match".

"I think the first 60 minutes were good, with us imposing our ideas against them and also, little by little in the match, winning battles on the pitch to be near to scoring", said the former Sevilla boss, who celebrated his 32nd win in the Europa League.

I think it's unlikely he'll start against Everton after picking up this knock but Torreira will hopefully be fit enough to line-up against Brentford in the League Cup next Wednesday. I want to continue to be competitive in each match.

"Each minute he is playing, he is doing very well", he added.

However, Emery has played down those fears after telling reporters after the game that he hopes Torreira will be available for selection for the visit of Everton to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. In all five of Arsenal's Premier League matches so far, Torreira has been named on the bench.

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