Jonas Eidevall labelled Arsenal’s first half efficiency in opposition to Manchester United ‘disconnected’, because the Gunners fell to their first WSL defeat of the season on the Emirates on Saturday.
Arsenal had trailed 1-0 on the break to an Ella Toone volley and had struggled to create any clear minimize openings, earlier than targets from Frida Maanum and Laura Wienroither left the Gunners main with 10 minutes remaining.
Nonetheless, Millie Turner levelled within the eighty fifth minute, earlier than Alessia Russo headed residence in stoppage time to provide United a 3-2 victory and finish Arsenal’s 100% begin to the WSL season.
“I assumed within the first half it was lots to do with our positioning,” mentioned Eidevall. “We had been too disconnected, we didn’t present sufficient brief passing choices across the ball.
“Within the second half, our determination making allow us to down at occasions. The positioning was higher however we ended up taking some unusual selections with the ball. The result of that was that we didn’t have lots of occasions once we had 45-60 second spell in United’s half and maintain assaults.
“We had been poor within the first half as a result of we had been disconnected as a result of we didn’t have sufficient brief choices for the ball, we positioned excessive too early and we weren’t compact sufficient. That meant I didn’t recognise us as a workforce.
“I advised the gamers that I perceive that we are able to win or lose soccer video games however I don’t suppose anybody right here ought to settle for that we are able to lose not trying like Arsenal. We needed to flip round. United are an excellent workforce and so they can rating from set items and so forth however I nonetheless consider if we had performed the best way we did within the second half within the first half, that may’ve been ok to win the sport.”
United’s equaliser and winner each got here from teasing set piece deliveries from Katie Zelem; Turner headed in off the underside of the bar from a free kick, earlier than Russo rose highest to move residence from a nook. Eidevall admitted disappointment within the method of which his aspect conceded.
“We have to try this higher,” the Arsenal boss added. “It’s two uncontested headers and we all know they’ve good service and so they have good goal gamers. There isn’t any manner anyone ought to head the ball uncontested in our penalty space.
“In the event that they rating from a primary contact and they’re being contested and challenged to our limits, then now we have to just accept that. However we are able to’t settle for uncontested headers. That I’m dissatisfied with; we have to take a look at that individually and do higher subsequent time and attempt to preserve a number of the good issues we did on this sport.”