Arsenal assistant coach Andreas Georgson urges players to show Aston Villa defeat was a ‘one off’

Arsenal assistant coach Andreas Georgson has urged the players to show that Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa was a ‘one off’.

The Gunners were dismal throughout the Premier League clash at Emirates Stadium, as Dean Smith’s side produced a devastating performance with Jack Grealish, Ross Barkley and Ollie Watkins causing the Arsenal defence problems all night.

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Georgson, who was appointed as one of Mikel Arteta’s assistant coaches in the summer, is a set-piece specialist and was brought in to work on closely with the first team squad following a successful spell at Brentford as Head of Set Pieces and Individual Development.

The Swede took to social media the morning after Sunday’s defeat to reveal that it’s a ‘painful morning’ for the Arsenal players and staff, urging the team to ‘work hard’ over the two-week international break.

No excuses. A painful morning for us. Let’s start two weeks of hard work to give ourselves the best chance of showing this was a one off right from the restart…

— Andreas Georgson (@georgson82) November 9, 2020

While none of the goals Arsenal conceded against Villa were from set pieces, the nature in which the defence was so easily exploited will prompt cause for concern among the Gunners coaching staff.

Before Sunday’s match Arteta’s side had conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League but they will now return to the drawing board with a two-week break before an away match at Leeds on November 22.