Date: 25th April 2019 at 6:11pm
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Arsenal boss Unai Emery says his players should be positive about their second-half performance against Wolves.

The Gunners were 3-0 down by half-time to the west-midlands side, but did manage to improve in the second period.

Emery’s men lost ground in the race for the top four following Tottenham’s win on Tuesday, while they also failed to displace Chelsea in 4th.

With three games left of the season, a top four finish is no longer in Arsenal’s hands.

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At 3-0 down, many Gooners feared the onslaught would only get worse. However, the boss tweaked his team in the second half and they scored a late consolation through Sokratis, and he was pleased with how they reacted after his team talk.

‘In the dressing room we spoke of how we needed to recover and be strong in our mind,’ Emery told reporters on Wednesday night.

‘Score one goal was the first idea and after if we can take minutes we can continue in our plans. The second half is different but not enough.’

The Spaniard reaffirmed those sentiments when speaking to BBC Sport, saying: ‘We spoke in the dressing room at half-time and we tried to see it as a new match and in the second half we changed our performance and scored a goal.

‘We can be frustrated but the Premier League is about being consistent over 38 matches.