Gunners fans agree? this is why Unai Emery lost his job at Arsenal
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has claimed poor Arsenal signings cost Unai Emery his job at the Emirates.
Emery finally got the boot from the Arsenal hierarchy after months of calls by the Gunners fans to get rid of the Spaniard, who failed to achieve his goals of getting Arsenal some silverware or back inside the top four and Champions League football.
His style of football did not fit at the Emirates, his tactics were all over the place and he simply could not connect with the Arsenal fans during his 18-month spell at the club.
But former United ace Neville has come out and claimed ‘some truly pathetic; signings was the main reason why he lost his job at the Arsenal, telling the Sky Sports website: ‘I don’t know who’s been responsible for recruitment over the last two or three years, they’ve chopped and changed, there have been new people brought in. But if I was in the boardroom at Arsenal I’d be giving them a right rocket. There’s no way Emery is telling David Luiz to step up two or three times, there’s hideous things you see from the other defenders and midfielders.
‘You think of [Granit] Xhaka the other week, Emery is a man of honour and you see that behaviour, this is much deeper than the coach. Emery might be sailing his way back over the Channel this afternoon and be very happy to leave behind what is, quite simply a very average bunch of players.
‘There’s no way Unai Emery was telling the players to do those things. Some of the things we were seeing on the pitch were fantasy football really.
‘Without a shadow of a doubt the players have let him down. The manager will take the hit, it’s his responsibility to place them into an organised shape, but some of those players – I’ve been critical of my own club over the last few years for their recruitment policy and their strategy, but Arsenal’s is truly pathetic.
‘You couldn’t find a more erratic bunch of players in terms of defending to watch. If you said to find three or four most erratic defenders in Europe, it’s almost like that’s the brief for recruitment. The players have let him down but some of them aren’t up to it.
‘Freddie Ljungberg now takes over that defence, can he make the team into a defence that doesn’t concede goals and doesn’t concede shots? It’ll be short-lived, those players will let you down, 100 per cent.
‘He has to take responsibility, he has done. He was out there every single week on the touchline, getting the abuse at the end. He’s been a great coach, for many years, having a lot of success, and this job has found him out. He’s not been able to impact the players.’
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