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Unai Emery gives injury update on Shkodran Mustafi and explains why they lost to CIty

Arsenal lost 1-3 to Manchester City in their Premier League match.

Following the defeat, Arsenal boss Unai Emery has spoken out to the press.

On Manchester City

They showed their superiority today. Two different times in the first half we struggled but together, defensively, being strong in some moments and keeping the result like we can have an option. All the small details we need to work well and not concede [weren’t there]. The first half we can be with some optimism to do something different in the second half. It was different. We opened the match more than the first half. They showed today with the possession against us, getting our defence position very deep, they can win like in the first half. The result is the difference between us.

Are Arsenal closer to City than they were?

I can’t say much about that. They showed their superiority. We have young players who can improve a lot. I’m very happy with Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira but they need time. With this result it’s not easy to say that but there’s some positive things we can say today.

More from Emery

We need to think game by game, be consistent in 38 matches. Today we lost but it’s normal because they showed their superiority.

Do Arsenal have a weak mentality away from home?

The mentality is the same. When players are better they feel that. Our players have the mentality. When we are worse than the opposition we feel that. There’s good things with some players. We have players with good possibilities.

Emery on Mustafi

The Arsenal boss confirms it is not a long-term issue for Mustafi but that he’d been carrying a problem with his nose. He had been keen to give Mavropanos extra minutes.

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