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Rob Holding reveals the bad habit which Arsenal need to drop under Unai Emery

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Rob Holding has forced his way into Unai Emerys first-team. (Getty Images)

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has called on his team-mates to eradicate their tendency to start slowly in matches following their 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Remarkably, Arsenal are yet to be leading in a Premier League match at half-time since the arrival of Unai Emery this season, a trend that continued when they found themselves 1-0 down to Palace at the break at Selhurst Park.

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The Gunners did manage to stage a comeback and take the lead through goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but a late converted penalty for Palace saw the sides share the points.

Weve come out in the second half in our past few matches and really turned on the style and scored some goals, said Rob Holding after Sundays match.

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We just need to start a bit faster and play how we do in the second half. Thats something to work on for the next game.

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Its the end of the winning run and were disappointed with that, but as long as we dont lose, its one of them.

They has a couple of penalties and apparently our second goal was handball, but I havent seen anything yet. It was an entertaining game for the fans I suppose, but were disappointed not to keep that winning streak going.

Arsenal face Blackpool in the Carabao Cup in midweek before hosting Liverpool in crucial Premier League clash at the Emirates on Saturday.

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