Arsenal boss Emery sees the positives despite second defeat in a row

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery has admitted he was happy with his side’s performance, just not the result, as they were edged 3-2 by Chelsea.

For 20 minutes Chelsea were so good it looked like it would be a rout, with goals from Pedro and Alvaro Morata their reward.

But Arsenal roared back to level through Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi within five first-half minutes.

Both sides had chances to earn the Premier League points before substitute Hazard, apparently staying put for now after a summer flirtation with Real Madrid, crossed for Alonso to net the winner nine minutes from time.

Despite slipping to a second defeat in two Premier League games, Emery was keen to see the positives.

“We want to win,” the Spaniard told BT Sport.

“This is always the way but it is clear that defensively we suffered three goals but also we had chances to do more goals. I think the result is 3-2 but we also think we did chances to do more score.

“In the first half we are creating chances to score, and for that I am happy, I am in the match thinking we are well on the pitch. But also they had options, chances to score and effectivity (sic) is the difference.

“Our reaction is good, we had chances to go 2-2 and we deserved to do more at half-time. The half-time is good for us and the second half is we need to continue this control, but I think the second half we don’t push and keep possession like we did in the first half, and in our moments, our chances, we didn’t do, and they did.

“That is why the results is 3-2. But it is one process. In the second half we played with two midfielders, 19 and 21 years old. They improve and are continuing. I am happy without the result.”