Arsenal manager Unai Emery has refused to blame individual players for the draw against Watford and instead took responsibility for how the game turned out, and said the collapse would help the younger players gain experience.


Watford peppered Arsenal’s goal with more than 30 shots in the game and came fighting back in the second half to nick a 2-2 draw despite being two goals down in the first half. Both goals were a result of individual errors that could have been avoided, with both centre backs culpable.


However, Emery chose not to blame the players for dropping two points from a comfortable position and instead said that the players could learn from the debacle.



"We have some young players and they need to have experiences like today," he told a media conference, according to Goal. "Matteo [Guendouzi] is young and very emotional; sometimes he needs to make some mistakes to improve. In the first half he made a mistake and they didn't score.


"When we are analysing the mistakes, we prefer to speak about them collectively. I have responsibility. I don't want to say it's the fault of one player or another. It's my responsibility to give them the confidence to execute our game plan."


It remains to be seen if Arsenal can pick themselves up from this deflating draw, but first they will need to travel to Germany to play an Eintracht Frankfurt side that won’t be easy to defeat either, especially considering the Gunners’ lack of options up front.