I've received criticism before and recovered – Emery hopeful of turning things around at Arsenal

A 2-0 defeat to Leicester City deepened Arsenal's misery, but Unai Emery is still hopeful he can solve his team's issues.

Unai Emery chooses to look at the positives after yet another defeat on the road for Arsenal.   -  Getty Images

Unai Emery is remaining calm despite coming under pressure at Arsenal, insisting he can turn things around because he has done so before.

Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Leicester City on Saturday, leaving it eight points adrift of the top four.

The result means it is Arsenal's worst start to a top-flight season since 1982-83, with the Gunners only having 17 points and a goal difference of negative one.

Arsenal barely troubled Kasper Schmeichel at all and was arguably lucky to only lose 2-0, yet Emery remains convinced he can get its campaign back on track.

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"I am speaking with the club to stay strong and recover," he told reporters after the match. "We also have young players who are growing up with us.

"I know we are receiving criticism, but I have done before and I have recovered.

"I accept all the criticism. It is normal. Today we did one step forward, being better defensively."

Leicester moved up to second with its victory and Emery is conscious of the gap between the Gunners and those at the top.

But he reminded detractors that Arsenal has time to turn things around.

"We are distant from them now, but we will take time to prepare and improve and take the balance in the team," he said.

"Manchester United and Tottenham are also behind us, so it is an equal competition. But we have time to reduce the gap on Leicester."

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