Arsenal head coach Unai Emery says criticism aimed at him is “normal” but insists he has confidence in the club’s strategy and future objectives.

Emery’s side missed the chance to go third in the Premier League table on Monday when they were What’s wrong at Arsenal?Xhaka to Evra: Be careful what you say

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Sheffield United’s win against Arsenal in the Premier League

FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Sheffield United’s win against Arsenal in the Premier League

“We lost a very big opportunity in the Premier League to go third in the table. We are fifth and have chances on Sunday. We have to get better but it’s one process.

“The most important is the club and team. Our objective is clear on where we want to get. I am very confident in the players, in our job, in our work, in the club strategy and in our way.”

The performance against Sheffield United prompted familiar criticism of Arsenal’s mentality, with former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra describing them as “babies” on Monday Night Football.

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Rob Holding says Patrice Evra’s recent criticism of Arsenal does not affect him

Rob Holding says Patrice Evra’s recent criticism of Arsenal does not affect him

However, despite their recent league struggles, Arsenal have the chance to make a quick recovery when they host Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Gunners have taken maximum points from their opening two games so far, scoring seven goals and conceding none.