Rodgers says Leicester will do 'everything they possibly can' to keep Tielemans

Ross Houston
May 3, 2019

It left them fifth in the Premier League but they face Valencia in the Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Emery's first season at the Emirates has broadly been a success, with the club passing last season's Premier League points tally with five games to spare, but confused team selection and consistently terrible performances away from home have taken the gloss off a promising start.

The Telegraph report that not only is Emery's authority unravelling somewhat as the Gunners do their level best to blow the chance to play in the Champions League next season, but the summer's transfer business is looking unfocused thanks to the lack of clarity over the director of football position.

The Spaniard told reporters after seeing his side mauled by the Foxes: "We are going to think about Valencia in the Europa League".

"At the beginning of the season we knew it was going to be very hard, and today it's the same". But the most important is to be clear in our minds and our way. Having already been booked for a block on Ben Chilwell, Maitland-Niles caught Maddison after slipping and was given his marching orders - although the full-back can feel hard done by as to whether the challenge really merited a second yellow. They controlled the possession but we were good on the pitch and we wanted to grow up in 90 minutes to take our possibility to win today, being competitive in 90 minutes and also being strong in our mentality.

"We need to stay together every day to give more for the team". Continuing our idea with one player less was going to be hard.

'We fight. It is not that we don't fight because if we don't fight, we don't go to play, ' he said. It changed a lot, this red card. "One player less is hard", he said.

From the resulting corner the German shot-stopper made his best save of the first half as he clawed away Wilfred Ndidi's header just as the Leicester midfielder was about to start celebrating.

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