& # 39; We can recover & # 39 ;: Arsenal boss Unai Emery has confidence in Champions League qualification despite Wolves defeating the top four of his team's hands
- Arsenal lost 3-1 to Wolves in the Premier League on Wednesday-evening
- The Gunners made a good start, but came to rest with 3-0 after the break
- Unai Emery believes they are still in the Champions League qualification
- The top four is out of the hands, but they are in the semifinals of the Europa League
Unai Emery promised to continue fighting for the Champions League qualification on two fronts, after Arsenal had taken the hope of a top-four finish in the Premier League out of its own hands.
The defeat to Wolves on Wednesday evening left the Gunners fifth in the rankings and one point behind rival Chelsea in London, with three games to go.
A draw would have been good enough for Arsenal to return to the final Champions League qualifying place, but the first half of goals by Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota brought Wolves on a 3-1 win over Molineux.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is convinced that his team can still qualify for the Champions League
A top-four finish in the Premier League was taken out of hand by the defeat to Wolves
Emery & # 39; s side-face faces a test match in Leicester on Sunday – before Chelsea plays Manchester United at Old Trafford.
& # 39; We have lost the opportunity for fourth place in our hands, but we can also get this opportunity back & # 39; said Emery, whose team is also in the Europa League semi-final.
& # 39; We have lost chances in the last two games, losing to Crystal Palace and here (at Wolves) but the last three games we play in the Premier League we have chances.
& # 39; In general, we are disappointed now, but we have to watch the entire season. We have lost this opportunity today, but we have to prepare as well as possible for Leicester. Again, it's very difficult, but hopefully we can take something.
& # 39; We will do everything in Leicester on Sunday to get the three points. The top four is the target, a difficult target, but we have a chance in this competition and also in the Europa League. & # 39;
Emery reminded fans that the Gunners still have two ways to reach the Champions League
Arsenal started the match strongly at Molineux, but still did not recover from the opening goal of Neves after 28 minutes and was 3-0 behind the break.
The Gunners managed to turn the tide in the second half and Sokratis Papastathopoulos sent a reply late.
Emery said: & # 39; We have not recovered quickly enough from their first goal, but in the second half we had recovered our game plan and were better.
& # 39; We needed to be quieter and try to force ourselves, but they were better than us and stronger in their game plan. & # 39;