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Villa's Cuellar urging defence to maintain concentration

Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar feels he and his teammate lost concentration during their 3-0 loss to Arsenal on the weekend.

Villa conceded two goals in the first 25 minutes at the Emirates Stadium before Mikel Arteta struck a brilliant injury-time free-kick and the Spaniard believes the Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott goals were made possible by the lack of focus from the visiting defence.

"It was very frustrating for the whole team and for the defenders in particular," he told the Express and Star.

"If you look at two of the goals against Arsenal they were both individual mistakes.

"For Mikel Arteta's amazing free-kick you can do nothing, but for the other two we were not good enough with our concentration.

"I made a mistake with one ball which led to a goal and know that is not good enough.

"We have not lost confidence though and at home it will be much better for us."

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