March 24, 2023

Jonas Eidevall admits Arsenal first half display vs Man City among worst of his tenure

Jonas Eidevall took complete duty for Arsenal’s performance in their 2-1 defeat to Guy Metropolis in the WSL on Saturday, admitting that the initial 50 percent display screen was between the worst of his tenure.

Obtaining overwhelmed Gentleman Town 1- in the Continental Cup semi finals on Wednesday night, Eidevall stuck with the unorthodox back 3 development that experienced been so thriving at Meadow Park three days previously.

However, Arsenal have been fully out of kinds in the to start with 45, cheaply conceding possession deep in their very own 50 % on various situations as City raced into a 2- lead at the split.

“It can be 100% my accountability that we will not acquire currently, so that I’m taking,” Eidevall told Sky Athletics at total time. “Of program that is my responsibility and attempting to put into practice alterations all through the activity, but it can be 100% my duty.

“I consider we lost possession way much too several moments in the recreation, primarily in really dangerous areas. If which is the formation or the positioning we have at the time, we will need to evaluation that of class but when you get rid of possession in people risky locations so numerous occasions it’s going to be extremely complicated to gain football matches.”

The Gunners reverted back again to a again four in the next fifty percent and were all the greater for it, pulling a objective back with 50 percent an hour remaining by way of a Rafaelle header.

Nevertheless, Eidevall’s aspect could not find an equaliser and were remaining cursing their to start with 50 % exhibit.

Lauren Hemp experienced been authorized to ghost unmarked to the again put up to tap house City’s opener, in advance of Lotte Wubben-Moy surrendered possession on the edge of her have box as Chloe Kelly doubled the host’s edge.

“It however has opposition with our initial 45 minutes in opposition to Chelsea in the [2021] FA Cup final but those people two there are completely up there regrettably,” Eidevall replied when questioned if it was Arsenal’s worst very first 50 % demonstrating because he took cost in the summer months of 2021.

“And that’s why we’re so unfortunate – we experienced a wonderful travelling support, we wished to give them a lot extra joy than we did today. I want to thank them for their assist, even when we were being playing poorly they had been however singing for us, offering us all the assistance and encouragement, and it’s possible we didn’t even should have that.”