Unai Emery wants Arsenal to focus on Thursday’s Europa League tie with Valencia after a disappointing result against Leicester. Arsenal’s poor form on the road continued on Sunday as they slipped to a third straight defeat at Leicester.
They were reduced to 10-men in the first half when Ainsley Maitland-Niles was given his marching orders and the Foxes took advantage by claiming a 3-0 triumph. It leaves them fifth in the Premier League but they face Valencia in the Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday.
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The winners of the competition qualify for the Champions League. Emery said:”We have two things – next week against Valencia in the Europa League, we have big ambition and motivation in this competition. “It’s a semi-final and it’s going to be difficult also, then we play Brighton and we want to win this match.
“At the beginning of the season we knew it was going to be very difficult (to finish in the top four). “We will continue, we will not look at the table, the Europa League is a big motivation for us. “We wanted to take the opportunity to win and be competitive in 90 minutes.The players worked very well and I am proud of them.”