After the departure of the long serving manager, Arsene Wenger, it was with hope and fear that Unai Emery came to Emirates.
Emery’s CV was impressive and he had a good record of making a competitive team with less investment but many people thought that the culture and legacy Wenger left at Arsenal would put Emery under pressure.

Emery won three successive UEFA Europa League titles during his time at Sevilla.

Last season, with the signing he made and the way he set up his team, it was obvious that Emery want to improve Arsenal’s shaky defense. Unfortunately, Arsenal ended the season conceding the same amount of goals (51) as Arsene Wenger’s worst season.
Knowing his reputation on Europa league there was a big hope that Emery will bring the second highest European trophy to the emirates but that didn’t happen either.

The way he handles some big players like Özil & Ramsey and the introduction of Denise Suarez, who spent most of his time on the bench, were also a weakness that everyone observed. Beside this, Arsenal has lost the usual free flowing attacking game and it seems Emery will straggle more to regain the style of play that many fans love.

Ozil’s fans are still unhappy about the way Emery treat Ozil.

This season Arsenal hires a new technical director, Edu (the former Brazilian Gunner) and new club director, Josh Kroenke , and this is followed by unusual (from Arsenal reputation) and impressive player signings. But Emery looks to stick to playing with a more defensive midfielders and give a strong cover to the back four.

Edu with the club’s record signing Nicolas Pepe

 

So far this season Arsenal have played two big games with Liverpool and Spurs and on both games Emery has lost completely the tactical battle, loosing to Liverpool and drawing with Spurs.

Watford 2-2 Arsenal

The results against Manchester United, Watford and Sheffield United were unacceptable from Arsenal side and together with the way he approach the game it is causing him many criticisms.

Sheffield Utd. 1-0 Arsenal

 

Many believes that with the current skillful attacking players, Emery must start playing the Arsenal way, get the results and make it to the champions league, otherwise it may not be that long to hear arsenal fans saying “Wenger IN Emery OUT”.

 

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By Abel Wondimu