Unai Emery has hit out at some of his own players after three Gunners stars picked up yellow cards for simulation on Saturday (via Arsenal.com).
It was a pleasing win against Huddersfield Town but there were some pretty major negatives for the Gunners.
As well as missing a whole host of chances, a number of Arsenal players found their names in the referee’s notebook by the end of the match.
Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi all picked up yellow cards for simulation and now, head coach Unai Emery has hit out at the trio of players.
“I don’t want simulation from our players, I want more rhythm in the match,” Emery said after the game.
“The opposition can decide what the rhythm is when they have the ball, and they wanted to play like that.
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“It’s a tough match for that because of the opposition. Because they were stopping the play by fouling us in the circumstances. These yellow cards are good because the referee has been able to take the decision.”
It’s interesting that Unai Emery chose to comment on this. The three Arsenal players who picked up yellow cards for simulation can’t feel too bad about the decisions either. Every one of them was justified.