Pedro Martinez Losa admits he didn’t expect Arsenal to draw with Bristol City on Sunday afternoon considering the amount of chances they had.
Losa’s side weren’t clinical enough and while Jordan Nobbs even rattled the bar early on, all Arsenal could manage was a draw thanks to a 50th minute goal from Danielle van de Donk.
Speaking after the match, the coach admitted that the Gunners could be suffering from some confidence issues in front of goal after losing to Manchester City 5-2 last weekend.
“It was not the result that we expected,” Losa told Arsenal.com. “We conceded an early goal which conditioned probably the confidence that we had on the pitch, but the girls came back with energy and I think we had so many chances. Probably the pressure and confidence from the game against Manchester City affected us as well in the final third.
“We came back in the second half being able to score one goal and we had a lot of time to score the second goal, create chances and I don’t know how many times two or three, but we didn’t score the goals that we needed to win the game, so I think we have to improve.”
Arsenal now have four points from three FA WSL games and while they’re level on points with the likes of Birmingham and Reading (and Bristol) in the table, they’re a considerable five points behind Chelsea and City at the top.
Both teams are looking hard to beat this term and Arsenal seriously need to take their chances if they’re going to have any hope of catching up.
The Gunners face the London Bees on Thursday.
Thankfully, they’re doing even worse than us over in WSL 2 as they’ve not managed to earn a single point yet. They lost 2-1 to Tottenham on Sunday.
Since Arsenal are playing host, they should be able to clinch all three points. Emphasis on should.