Bernd Leno reacts to Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Everton

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Bernd Leno could not hide his disappointment after Arsenal slipped to a 1-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Phil Jagielka scored the only goal of the game in the 10th minute on Merseyside when he fired home from close range after the ball fell to him in the box.

Arsenal failed to click into gear and their poor away form continued, leaving them fourth in the Premier League table as they seek Champions League qualification.

The Gunners have only won one of their last five away games this season as Unai Emery’s men continue to struggle on the road.

And Leno, 27, gave his reaction to the disappointing result after the game after the Gunners dropped crucial points in the top-four race.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Leno said: “It was a disappointing result. We played OK but we didn’t have many chances to score. We conceded an unlucky goal at the beginning of the game from a throw-in and it was difficult to play against a deep defence.

“The early goal was much better for Everton. If the game stayed 0-0 for longer it would have been much easier for us.

“In the second half, Everton had some chances after transitions, but we have to improve to play against deep defences and create chances, because I think the next game against Watford will be the same.”

Asked why Arsenal struggle on the road, Leno added: “To be honest, I don’t know.

“But we’re still in a good position and in a good atmosphere. Losing one game is not a problem.

“We have to keep going, keep working hard and play our style because we’re still in a good moment.”

Arsenal will bid to get back to winning ways when they take on Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night at The Emirates.

Their next Premier League game is a trip to Watford on Monday 15 April.

The Gunners have missed out on top-four finishes in the last two seasons running.

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