But other than a 5-1 thrashing of Fulham in their last outing before the worldwide break, Arsenal have often got more than they deserved from their performances over the past two months.
Arsenal coach Unai Emery has said he has no issue with having to play on the Monday night of a European week because televising matches "is important".
"For the moment I am very happy of course for the club because I am an ambassador for Arsenal but especially for Unai Emery because he's a great manager", he told reporters (via the Express) while attending the 2nd Teqball World Cup in Reims.
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I remember clearly a match in the past where I was losing 2-0 and won 3-2, losing 3-0 and then drew 3-3. Sarri said his side lost out to United in the physical battle as the game wore on.
The England global added: "I think you've got to look at the situation and ask: 'How many top teams in the Premier League and elsewhere could he get in?'"
"We need to continue improving and creating in our way". [We need] this calm because we [beat] a lot of opposition teams with very [poor] performances. "We want every day to find this in every player". We need to improve because for example the match against Fulham was a very good result and a very good game for 90 minutes, but in the first 45 minutes I thought we needed to do better. "I want the mentality for the next match, individual things are not for me to speak on now".
Emery deflected questions about Aaron Ramsey's future, and refused to speculate on whether contract talks with the midfielder could be resumed.
"Any decision that we take is thoroughly discussed, debated among several professional people sharing one common objective, which is what is best for the club?" We went into the first team in the same year.
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Haas driver Romain Grosjean said drivers have "a couple of milliseconds to slow down" when they are informed of a red flag. When a red flag is shown, all drivers are required to drive to a reduced pace and return to the pits.
Raul Sanllehi indicates that Arsenal are prepared to let Aaron Ramsey leave when his current deal expires next summer as it is the best option for the club.
"Our target now is the same as in the first matches", he said. "It's hard for me to comment on because I'm not there but I do know he's a great player - if it was me I know I would want to keep him around".
'Then when he can play and available for games in the training, [then] we can think he is okay to play.
"My focus is every single match".
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"His motivation is very clear", said Emery.