Emery: We didn’t deserve to lose

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Unai Emery says Arsenal should have had a penalty and didn’t deserve to lose to Sheffield United despite another eyesore of performance away from home, and a 1-0 defeat.

The Gunners dominated possession for long periods and probably should have been awarded a spot kick for a pull on Sokratis’ shirt but unable to find a cutting edge in the final third they paid the price for poor defending as Lys Mousset did the damage from close range on the half-hour mark.

After the game, the Spaniard faced the Sky Sports cameras. Here’s what he had to say.

On the performance…

We can speak about the match in two situations. One is the result and [the other] is how we managed that 90 minutes. I think we didn’t deserve to lose and also I think we conceded a lot of corners in the first half to them and they scored the goal in one action. But it can happen. Above all, it was to improve in not conceding those metres on the pitch and to get very easy to our box for that corner. Another [thing], when we have the opportunity to attack we created more chances than them but didn’t score today. There was a clear chance for Pepe but really we didn’t deserve to lose. We know here, we face a team here who concede less goals in the Premier League than Liverpool, we know it’s going to be difficult when they score first. We tried in the second half because we created three very good chances to score but at the end they defended well also.

On whether he’s disappointed at the way Sheffield United scored…

Yes, he [goalscorer Mousset] was with our keeper and also we had three players free in that space to attack the ball. Really, for example we can speak about two actions that were relevant on the match. They give us the key moment, one is that goal. The other is a corner for us and a very clear penalty [for a shirt pull] on Sokratis]. It’s very clear.

On Saka getting booked in the first half…

It’s an amazing individual action where he drives into the box dribbling. Then, I don’t know if it’s a penalty or not. Ok, no penalty, fine. I think a yellow card for that action is very hard. Really, when we are working with VAR the penalty against Sokratis, this is for review in my point of view. This is the action to review. It’s clear. It’s clear that he earned the time to head the ball and then it’s a penalty. We need to accept it and continue.

On giving credit to Sheffield United…

I think we didn’t deserve to lose. Then, we can speak about things to improve. We can speak about the metres on the pitch used to create that corner [they scored from] offensively. Then, in the second half, we were losing 1-0, we tried and controlled better and we didn’t lose transitions, we defended well. In attacking moments, they were with a lot of players in the box. It was difficult to achieve our attacks in a small space. We created three or four chances and really we had the chances to score. We were speaking in the dressing room about the importance of scoring a goal. If we score one, we can control better and take more strong moments.

On whether he’s concerned about his side’s away form…

We have challenges in each match. For example, tonight was a challenge to get three points and also to be consistent and keep improving things and doing our way. We are playing with some young players who are taking experience, also to win is the most important thing. We are going to analyse the match. really the result is one thing but also we can analyse something positive after that match. The next challenge is Vitoria on Thursday and then another challenge against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

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Gio
Gio

Oh come on! Apart from the Pepe chance, I don’t remember any other great chance we created. We were horrid.

It’s quite clear things aren’t gonna improve under this guy. What’s the point dragging it out? If Allegri is willing to come, big if, go out and get him!

Takeshita
Takeshita

For long I doubted arseblog and their motives behind becoming anti-Emery. I always felt that Emery will take us to those glory days considering the exciting high press in his first few games in-charge. Now all those have disappeared like chaff in the wind. He he become totally clueless and the first half of the last season’s goodwill has withered away. The tactical blueprint seems to have been fushed down in the toilet sink; perhaps the manager has lost faith in himself. I thought he is an upgraded version of Klopp with better tactical nous, but now he is looking worse than Gary Neville. #FeelingDejected

CO Arse
CO Arse

I really disrespectfully disagree with characterizing Blogs or any of the other regular
contributors as Anti-Emery rather than entirely reasonably, and with balanced nuance, being concerned and raising obvious critical questions, but far from declaring conclusions or condemnations?

And sadly, as you do observe, this match from start to finish validates why many have been doubting Emery and frustrated with many things while still holding final judgements.

thw14
thw14

Theres no nuance in romanticizing Ljungberg as the inevitable successor, thats just wrong.

Emery must go, but I fear what will follow.

Gooner Sam
Gooner Sam

Comments like this is why Wenger long out stayed his welcome. Make that change

para
para

Do you not wonder why he started with such intent(it seemed that Arsenal were BACK )and now seems to have lost it? He cannot have just got bad at his job. There seem to me to be external influences that has changed Emery. For me he is not the same person, at least his body language has changed drastically, maybe just my imagination?

Dave M
Dave M

He’s too nervous and seems like he lacks resolute confidence in what he does, which leads to him making all to safe and conservative decisions. Great decision to play Willock – terrible decision to play him with Xhaka still in there, terrible decision to take him off (not sure why we did that, we looked more dangerous in the first half) and this time the subs were all desperation instead of having a tactical shift in mind (get on Laca and Ceballos and we’ll probably get a goal from somewhere). It’s just always with the safe easiest decisions (which is why I’m so glad we sold Mikhi, because we would have never seen Saka or Martinelli).

Emery reminds me so much of Gill from the Simpsons – nice guy and seems well like by the team, but he’s in over his depth:
https://images.app.goo.gl/pLv7Mk3xGu3Svx477

db10s

I think the pressure of having his job on the line is contributing significantly to how timid we are playing. Zero risk, safe and with the eternal handbrake.

Gee
Gee

For long I doubted arseblog and their motives behind becoming anti-Emery………

I thought that a lot of bloggers had abandoned critical analysis in favour of giving this guy time because he is new.

Time or not emery decisions have had me questioning him from the beginning and people should be able to critic the job he done so far based on what he promised and he has no where near lived up to expectations.

Kent Gooner
Kent Gooner

Now please don’t think i am just jumping on the band wagon here. I said from day one that Emery was NOT the right choice of manager. I was shouted down and told give the guy a chance. He has proved that he cannot manage Arsenal he is like a rabbit stuck in the headlights of an onrushing car. Yes I wanted Michel Arteta, mainly because of who he has played under and coached along side. Surely Michel would have done a better job that this clown

kas
kas

Methinks Allegri is in the queue for the Madrid job, along with Mou, Poch etc

Red-Sky
Red-Sky

I’m number one supporter for waiting until the end of season.
But this dross…. nah it’s too much.
It’s not just a loss. this is a template for our away games under Emery. It does not give me confidence of future improvement in the upcoming away games.
We had so much of the ball and the pitch. It was a good opportunity to showcase our abilities and whatever we’re doing in the training ground.
And for it to turn up like this is… unacceptable.

There is always a risk in sacking a manager mid-season. I don’t see it any more. If the ax falls, I won’t mind..

Man Manny
Man Manny

I was also keen to let Emery go the whole season, but I have changed my mind after yesterday. I have come to the grim – and painful – realisation that things will not change under him.
But the caveat is that we must get someone permanent and not this interim thing; that calls for a thorough search.
Emery scammed the panel with videos and claims of knowing our players and how to deliver them.

Nuwaha Peter
Nuwaha Peter

This coach is just gambling with the team, something that would have needed a simple decision to get us going, it takes him years to grasp, he’s quite a dull student.

0232333
0232333

Maybe many fans dont know this, the brand of football we fans are clamouring for and that of allegri’s is not a match made in hell more of a match mmade i

0232333
0232333

Maybe many fans dont know this, the brand of football we fans are clamouring for and that of allegri’s is not a match made in hell more of a match made in heaven. He isn’t our solution

Gee
Gee

I remember when Arsenal would apologise to the fans for a performance like that, shocking to think this guy thinks this is acceptable

Gooner Sam
Gooner Sam

Agreed, nice guy but just not good enough. Rip off that plaster quickly

Trump
Trump

I think Arsene is available 😉

GS14
GS14

If he thinks we didn’t deserve to win, then he must feel this performance is good enough to win most games. And that, to me is scary.

Fanboy
Fanboy

He’s talking about Sheffield like it’s Bayern. Jesus..

Oregoon

Exactly. “We didn’t deserve to lose”? Did you set us up for a tie? At friggin newly promoted mighty Sheffield United? Sorry Unai, we just not that bad.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

Fuck off, Emery. Playing like that it’s EXACTLY what was deserved.

Sort this shower of shit out or leave!

SB Still
SB Still

I think we have seen this boring, clueless football for most of this calendar year. There is no point expecting him to improve. His level is EL not PL.

TENNESSEE
TENNESSEE

I don’t understand this whole “we deserve” thing. I we lost then we deserved to lose because we didn’t do what was necessary to not lose.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

Exactly! We were once again up against a mediocre team and we let them beat us. That’s on us and they deserved their victory.

SB Still
SB Still

Under Emery we are the mediocre team!

btw
btw

They could easily have scored 2, and after the goal they set up to defend, which was soo easy for them. They were deserved winners, even if we had got the penalty what is to say that they would not have scored 1 or 2 more?

Ace Boogie
Ace Boogie

As poor as Mike Dean was… yes Unai, we did deserve to lose that game. Outplayed by newly promoted side. Would penalty call have changed the outcome, maybe. Besides the Pepe chance did we create anything of meaning? Far from it. I for one am ready for caretaker Freddie, he could hardly do a worse job. 15 months at the helm and no progress or identity whatsoever, with mind you a superior squad of players than Wenger had for a long time. Interesting to see how long the board let these performances and results go on before they make a serious decision. No Emery hate or bashing, just don’t think he’s up to the task, and yes he’s had plenty of time, not necessarily to win immediately, but to show a plan of how he intends to win. We’ve not seen that whatsoever. Everything he spoke about how he wanted us to play has been the complete opposite. Progressive, pressing footy, rather win 5-4 than 1-0? Nope, lumbering, timid and toothless displays. Just play the EL/Cup team week in week out at this point

Yolo Toure
Yolo Toure

Reckon one of our lads will lead the league for passes completed this season. Unfortunately I think it will be either Luiz to Kola or Kola back to Luiz.

Adam
Adam

Dont forget Leno to Xhaka back to Leno. A true Emery evergreen.

Nobody
Nobody

Imagine what wenger could do with this squad…

James
James

Sign worse players and take us back two years, and then also fail to get us into the CL, and then spend another 3 years trying to correct what Wenger did with his neglect of the squad?

James
James

A never ending Emery – Wenger loop

gooner
gooner

I don’t want to imagine because his goal was to build team brexit at all costs. Playing Alex Overrated-Chamberlain in the front three for his usual 2 league goals a season. If Arsene was here, and I love that man, Gibbs would be captain, Welbeck would still be playing ahead of ( no full 90 minutes) Laca and Jenkinsson would be looking at a pay hike on a long term deal. That’s how we became a Europa league team in the first place. The man is a legend but his time was up.

That said, with how Unai talked about his conversation with Raul, I am afraid this is a wasted season. They might be giving him a chance to bore us to 4th place but looks like he will bore us to 12th. Sadly his friend won’t sack him

Cacho
Cacho

Emery’s play style and what he gets out of his team reflects his personality a little bit. He’s constantly reacting from the back foot and going into games assuming the worst, the team plays this way now. There’s no desire from the team to assert themselves in any given game. Sheffield were dominating for much of the game, and every player should take it as a personal affront, not continue grinding away with Emery’s muddled ideas in their head. Emery is feeling the pressure now and he doesn’t strike me as someone who thrives under that. Can easily see him being gone by the new year.

CO Arse
CO Arse

When I gave you a thumbs up, you were at 49 undefeated!

Mick
Mick

Freddie for caretaker and bring Dennis over as assistant

djourou's nutmeg
djourou's nutmeg

the article makes sense because it presents the manager’s reaction to the match; it’s the manager’s reaction that makes no sense to me. he said nothing. he told us the team tried and that we play palace next weekend. i wonder if someone pressures players/managers to give these kind of interviews, because most of them are just so empty. i also believe that he fails to express himself in english and though it’s not his fault it tends to be quite annoying when you want answers on why do we suck so much.

The Unai Bomber
The Unai Bomber

You sound like manager at the end of your tenure scrabbling around for excuses. I have no clue what your strategy is. Wenger may only have had ‘Plan A’ but at least he had a plan and when it worked it was beautiful. Your chaotic schoolboy kick and rush terrorism is an abomination. Please go.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

The Unai has bombed!

Yolo Toure
Yolo Toure

‘We didn’t deserve to lose’ – yes we did.

N10
N10

Translation: “I don’t deserved to be sacked.”

Robbo
Robbo

Their Attacker out jumped 3 Arsenal defenders.
Why will he not bring back Holding ,Bellarin and Teirney.
They are more dynamic and inspiring to watch.
As I said a month ago over 50 matches and not a bloody clue.
The manager has surly tried all he can and it’s clearly not working out.
This league is to much for him.
I feel a change is needed and we have to bring in the younger players.
It cannot be any worse that watching this timid style of rubbish.
We need a Sean Dyche type of manager who with Arsenal’s resources will make us a team again.
Just look at what he’s doing at Burnley

ScotchEggsRule
ScotchEggsRule

Sean Dyche type? A poor man’s Mourinho playing snide anti football? No thanks…

Xha-Low-ka
Xha-Low-ka

We deserve to have better manager immediately.

Masauso

We deserve to have good manager we are tied now please

Wut
Wut

It’s so hard not to wish ill on this man, but I’m seriously fed up. Watching our team play isn’t even fun anymore with the way Emery has them set up. If the club had any vision this would be Emery’s last in charge.

Xxxrob
Xxxrob

We are so fucking boring in the EPL. I actually read an article during the game. It was about the dangers of Alexa and Google Home and how they easily phishing applications/skills are to get through quality control

NairoGunner89
NairoGunner89

I was on twitter for most of tue 2nd half. Only good thing that came from me going to see the game is that I saw a shooting star on my way home for the 1st time in my life. Now that memory is forever linked with that disasterclass from Emery. I was this close to wishing he got sacked but I decided to wish for good health and my success instead.

The Kolkata Gooner
The Kolkata Gooner

Why not wish for world peace? Also, his sacking would also bring you good health. Why not kill two birds with one stone?

joao
joao

emery do not know what he is doing with his midfielder no creativity no ball holding.

Victor Solomon
Victor Solomon

Why was a Penalty awarded against us when David tugged Salah shirt but none for us when Sokratis shirt is tugged ? Are these referees being paid bribes to fuck Arsenal over ? look at the blatant penalty on Pepe vs Bournemouth. Something fishy is going on this league, I have my suspicions. Ok Pepe should have scored but hey worst chances have been missed by strikers but I have a feeling the referee ‘s are corrupted. Where there’s billions of pounds invested ala premiership you will find corruption at the Core.

Only One Dennis Bergkamp
Only One Dennis Bergkamp

Maybe we didn’t deserve to lose, but we didn’t deserve to win either. And that’s the problem. We don’t look like we’re even set up to win, forget deserving to.
Not one game this season have we outplayed an opponent. We’re riding on Auba’s insane form and that’s about all. When he doesn’t score, we lose.

And I’m not going to use the ‘O’ word here…

assistantref
assistantref

Didn’t deserve to win, that’s for sure.

Mike Maloney
Mike Maloney

I really try to rise above all the knee-jerk Emery-Out stuff. But when I hear him saying that we didn’t deserve to lose a game against a newly-promoted team, despite how spirited they played and how they kept to an astute game plan, I despair. Our manager shouldn’t be flailing around trying to convince people that we were worthy of a point. He should be bemoaning why we didn’t win and identifying the reasons why we lost. Would Klopp be baby-blubbing about a lost point? No. He would be kicking ass in the dressing room and in the media as to why they didn’t come away with the three points that a talented and expensively assembled team should get if they play as they are supposed to and are better than the sum of their parts, which the best managers achieve.

And as for Xhaka as captain (or part of the first choice eleven). If he is the best leader that we have then we are truly up shit street.

I want to see identity, I want to see cohesive patterns of play. I want to see accountability. I want to see game-changing character. I see none of those things.

Emery has had enough time for these to emerge, even fleetingly.

Sagebrush Farm
Sagebrush Farm

I think Emery and Xhaka are similar. Devil sent to destroy us.

David Hilliers Arm Cast
David Hilliers Arm Cast

The dude is actually mental. We didn’t create anything! How did we not deserve to lose? United defended well and while they had a helping hand from the ref, Arsenal were poor.

Worrying how clueless this guy is to reality.

Yolo Toure
Yolo Toure

+1 to this. Whatever the situation is / isn’t with Ozil, it’s difficult to imagine him being in the team is less than or equal to this dross.

Masauso

What did ozil did to this manager i don’t understand,….. Young player’s must play in a second half

Mark
Mark

We didn’t deserve to have to watch that pathetic performance.

mrugunner
mrugunner

you dont have to.

AussieGooner
AussieGooner

I apologise to all the fans here that I have been accusing of not supporting this team properly.

I apologise to Blogs for suggesting he was too negative in his recent viewpoints.

I was under the assumption that you were all wrong and that I was right. That we needed to give Emery more time and get behind our team and our Management. That good things were happening and coming together in time to get a real result out of this season.

I am sorry.

It is not the result, it is our performance that has stung me – we are not improving.

This clown needs to go, and very soon. He has ran out of time and we need to make a change before our season is blown.

Goonerooni 48
Goonerooni 48

Well done AussieGooner. Too many people are afraid of changing their minds..

Naked Cygan
Naked Cygan

The problem is not just the manager. There are multiple issues with our club. Yes, I agree that this manager is not good enough. But in order for us to succeed we need to change the mentality of the way we play, our DNA. We are too soft, too nice, too scared, not confident, clueless, we lack leaders and fighters in the team.
Manager needs to go yes, but also 80% of this weak team. Most of our players are shit, and we need to admit that.

ArsenesLongSufferingZipper
ArsenesLongSufferingZipper

“Most of our players are shiit”? Absolute bollocks, that! So tell me, how many of Sheffield’s starting eleven would you have in our squad then? THIS MANAGER/HEAD COACH IS SHIT & NEEDS TO BE SACKED IMMEDIATELY.

Sagebrush Farm
Sagebrush Farm

The mindset of players is normally changed by the manager. I know for that laca, Torreira, sokratis, auba, bellerin, holding, to name a few, are not soft naturally

Viju Jacob
Viju Jacob

Are you the same Ozziegooner elsewhere? The one who thought I was being unreasonable?

AussieGooner
AussieGooner

No, just here.

Ozzie Gooner might be that chap from Iron Maiden, but thought he would be a Villa fan.

AussieGooner
AussieGooner

Oops. Black Sabbath I think I meant.

The Arsenal
The Arsenal

His press conferences just increase my anger. At least Wenger would say some wildly amusing delusional shit. This motherfucking talking about metres leading to corners and protagonists in transition. Fuck off. We should have known after he conspired to lose a 4 nil lead with Peg.

Moxrex
Moxrex

Wenger at least setup the team to score. Yes even when we were bad even then we were scoring goals of quality. Arsenal site still shows goals from his time. Because at least it was fun watching.

We were 3rd but were not confident that we would win against the mighty blades. So setup our team to defend well and protect the lead. Wait we never got the lead.

Hey Blogs do we have the stats for big chances created by far.

Dick Emery
Dick Emery

Shades of Donald Trump’s alternative facts here I think. Here’s my alternative interview:

On the performance…
We set up not to lose the game from the start as Sheffield United are a big team. In the first 30 minutes, our plan was to let them have possession in our half whenever they wanted – we were very confident we could keep them out, after all our defence has been very solid for the last 15 months. We’ve been defending so well recently that I even felt I could leave out our new 25 Million left back.

When they scored, of course, that threw our game plan up in the air. From then on, we had to either buy a goal or hope for a penalty and we couldn’t do either. We’ve taken the penalty approach a few times recently – I knew Mike Dean only gives us an average of 1 penalty every 21 games but sometime that stat had to end. Today I thought he should have given us two, which would have doubled our shots on target for the game.

On whether he’s disappointed at the way Sheffield United scored…
Not really, it was exactly I expected them to score. I’d have been more disappointed if they’d scored on the counter while we peppered their goal.

On Saka getting booked in the first half…
Saying that Saka dived would be like saying I hadn’t picked the best team for tonight’s game.

On giving credit to Sheffield United…
No, we are strictly cash only.

On whether he’s concerned about his side’s away form…
I know the personnel are different but our Europa League team has splendid away form. You can’t say we are poor away when we won 0-3 away in Frankfurt.

#MakeArsenalGreatAgain

The Kolkata Gooner
The Kolkata Gooner

Good evening.

The Kolkata Gooner
The Kolkata Gooner

*ebening

Onenil
Onenil

Not good

#define
#define

Sheffield Utd. played a smart game. It looked like every arsenal player was double teamed when they came into their half. This should’ve prompted more one touch football but every player was trying to dribble it past them. Emery tried to adjust by going to the wings but then we were not able to find any joy there. All the best to him and the coaching staff, we may need some luck to get into the top 4 with the way we play right now.

A.B
A.B

That’s it, I’m done. Freddie in.

Monkey knees
Monkey knees

It’s time. The experiment has failed (and has done for 18 months) – Emery has to go. Freddie in for the season. Get out attractive, quick and attacking football back. We are soulless right now. Shocking.

Yolo Toure
Yolo Toure

Freddie getting booked for showing a bit of passion was my highlight from this particular game.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

What we deserve is a different manager. We have the players to do better than this so let’s get someone who can make that happen. After this I’m officially in the Emery out brigade.

Fuck this bloke.

Me2
Me2

No we don’t have the players.
Emery saw to that by wasting 70 million on a donkey…

Yolo Toure
Yolo Toure

Behave yourself – Pepe was one of our better players tonight, and to insinuate that his signing was purely an emery decision is just silly.

Me2
Me2

Oh bollocks
You judge on what you see and I have seen nothing from Pepe to make me believe he is anything but a colossal mistake and a waste of money that we don’t have to waste.
If anything its disrespectful to donkeys who frequently provide rides for small children up and down popular seaside resort beaches…

Me2
Me2

Yes you did deserve to lose.
Arsenal are spineless and directionless under Emery.
To fire him now would have no impact on the direction the club is going in right now.
#Emery out !

Ken
Ken

Safe to assume #emeryout is now trending?

Flavoured Rice

More word salad from Emery. I’m not being harsh but I can’t for the life of me understand what he is ever getting at. He is pulling the greatest heist of all time as far as I’m concerned.

We need to get rid of him asap because my worry is that he will leave us potentially a year down the line in potentially a worse state than now. Its concerning to think we have wasted these 15 or so months going backwards rather than forwards.

Laca and Auba are no spring chickens and if they leave we are without a doubt screwed. The banter will stop as we will be the next laughing stock in football.

Directionless and dull. Is this the post Wenger Arsenal we were promised?

Snc
Snc

Please fu*k off Emery. You suck.

para
para

No one seems to notice that this is a repeating thing, not just with Arsenal(although it is mostly Arsenal), but there have been strange results in PL for the last 10-15 years. Football has lost its appeal because of silly manipulations to try and produce the “perfect live show”, but they are messing it up big time.
This is the same things that started to happen to football at the time AW was here.
Games moved for “effect” and advertising views.
Rules not transparent, but very ambiguous, leaving many different interpretations.
No ref league, so we can get the best refs.
Refs in Europe seem to have a different mindset(most of them anyway).
Pundits that are not allowed to “talk” their own opinion especially when it is about “ref decisions”, they spew a lot of babble, further confusing the issue.
VAR is not being used as in Europe here in UK.
Why is football different in different areas if this is a world game, it needs to be sorted with the same (ABSOLUTE) rules, so they can be no mistake.
e.g If a foul is a foul regardless of reason, then that is clear.
There will be no commentary like:
“It was not intentional”
“He played for that foul, well done” (cheating is legalised here).
The fallacy that home and away games are different has spread like wildfire. Its all rubbish.
11 v 11, thats the game, not 12 v 11 🙂
Anyway, i’m not ranting, here is a text i sent my pal just before game started.

“Its Mike Dean the bald one, we will lose or draw”.

Gksmallfeet
Gksmallfeet

Putting aside Dean’s bias and Pepe’s miss, I don’t know where to look to. The team selection on match-day 9 with a fully fit squad against an average opposition was … horrendous. The combination of Xhaka and Guendouzi when you need to be crisp and fluent in possession is the worst. Of the back 4, keep Chambers and replace the rest. Everybody can see that Saka has the Europa League level for the moment, no more. And then, leaving Özil out of the squad…
For me, he’s (Mezut is) the big winner of this disaster. Without playing. Thanks to Emery.
I’d better not talk about the changes he made, but I will: put 4 forwards on the field and change the attack line during all the second half to end with Auba at right wing, Marti at left wing, Laca as 9 and Saka as 10…. WWTTFF??
There is only one responsible to blame for that show. It’s time to pull the plug. Good ebening.

The Kolkata Gooner
The Kolkata Gooner

Yes, we didn’t deserve to lose…2 hours of our lives.

Flavoured Rice

Emery is the type of man to shower wearing swims shorts. He is overtly cautious and always worried about others. I’d love to see a poll regarding should Emery stay or go.

nas
nas

Wow

nas
nas

Read his commemts in the offical arsenal.com… what the hell is conceding meters.? I am baffled by this guy.. hes got no character no charisma at all.. just like our team.. a total reflection of his.. he needs the sack to improve both Arsenal and himself

StockholmGooner
StockholmGooner

I used to nickname as Emyrates. I’d even go on that YouTube channel and defend him for some asinine reason. I’m officially Emery out. I tend to lean towards the rational.. Yet yesterday I found myself childishly pointing the middle finger my television set every time his image was shown. I don’t care about Allegri. Get Freddie in there.. I remember Saka basically saying “I can understand Freddie”… To me that was telling in itself.
So. Sick of his horrid press conferences.

Ozenal
Ozenal

Could it be that in a similar pattern to Van Gaal, the players respond to the individual requirements to do very specific things. Much like micro management you know exactly what to do and what to do to achieve the happiness of the manager.

However you don’t learn the bigger picture necessarily and things get a bit stale as the manager now finds himself further down the road trying to firefight everywhere.

This is the opposite of Wenger’s hands off approach and letting people decide but in a more overall aim in mind. Encouraging players to find answers themselves and perhaps see who has the chemistry to work together in pairs or groups and then build patterns of play more organically.

Either way the talent makeup in the group is very sensitive for both, and the need of a technical direction is very necessary in the scouting stages, and as we know with the kroenkes also with the finances.

We spent alot of money, but has the technical direction still been missed?

Feli
Feli

Horrible. It is beyond my comprehension how this coward, zero impact coach can still remain at the helm. I’m genuinely convinced that we couldn’t perfom any worse with Freddie.
Experts and fans share the same opinion that we’re not going anywhere, stuck and wasting time at no man’s land.
Why can’t our leadership see this and act accordingly?
If we waste any more time we’ll soon be out of competition for the fourth place, the only thing that still keeps us in the race is that everyone is bad except for Pool, City and Leicester…..

Crash Fistfight
Crash Fistfight

Have you seen Chelsea lately? Just because they had a bad start people seem to have it in their heads that they have been bad all season, when it was just teething troubles. They’re far better than us at the moment, with a largely comparable squad.

Dobbi
Dobbi

Clueless manager. Have two of the best atracking fullbacks, plays a center back and a never good enough winback in their place. Has the most creative midfielder in the league in the past few years, not even on the bench. Has the best defensive and energetic defensive midfielder, plays a guy with the turning curcle of a tugboat. Has the direct equivalent to ramsey, plays a youngster proven to strugle away from home in every game. Sets out to play on the back foot against, no disrespect, an opposition about five classes bellow our skill level and loses the game without a wimper. Absolute shambles. I will support this team again once he is gone. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Jim wall
Jim wall

The manager is not a clown , a clown knows how to entertain and knows what he is getting paid for.
Please let freddie have a go till end of season he is an arsenal man and his english is a lot better than emery .
He is with us nearly a year and a half and I still don’t understand what he is saying.

Tash
Tash

Emery is a shit couch. Playing shit spanish football. No Ozil again. Fucking stupid.

TENNESSEE
TENNESSEE

I hate shit couches.

Freddie's left nut
Freddie's left nut

I’m amazed at how defensively we are set up when we cannot defend. With Xhaka + another holding type of player, we have no momentum and no real link to either of the front three. We really ned to see Torreira in the DM position and then two of Guendouzi, Ceballos and Willock ahead, running like mad all game long.

I’m wondering if tonight was the first time where Emery realised Xhaka is not right for this team at the moment. He’s too left footed, which wastes valuable time in midfield that he, and Arsenal do not have against a well set up and well versed team.

Lastly, fair play to Sheff Utd. They deserved the win, and sadly we got what we deserved from that game! Absolutely nada.

Viju Jacob
Viju Jacob

“We didn’t deserve to lose”, shows the negative mindset of Emery, as he isn’t about winning a game, but he sets up his team “not to lose”. The first XI was as horrible as one can get and the formation required a creative player, which Willock is NOT.
Everyone was justifiably excited about the youngsters coming through, but I’m of the opinion that Willock, Saka and Reiss are not yet ready. So is Guendozi who has a lot of heart and puts in the work rate, but he seems to be running around a lot without actually controlling the game.
Xhaka was horrible and Pepe only marginally better because many a time he was playing deep in our own half. So was Auba who just didn’t get the service which means he was dropping too far back to be effective. Laca coming in didn’t change much as he has been out for a while now and he needs game time.
Coming to #10 Willock and Ceballos just don’t cut it and they need to be playing alongside Ozil to learn how to open up defences with well disguised, weighted passes for the forwards to run into. They are way behind in terms of creativity and under Emery I see them regressing.
Xhaka was horrible with his sideways and backwards passing, his fouls and was responsible for letting in the goal. I have no clue why Emery insists on playing him in every game and as a result he is becoming a villain in the fans’ eyes.
We were told that the squad is fully fit, and yet Tierney, Bellerin & Laca didn’t start. Let’s all understand that Guendozi, Willock and Saka aren’t going to win us games and with the way Emery has set up the team they will be exposed as ordinary, to their own detriment. I won’t even touch Ozil’s name because it’s far too disgusting how Emery is cutting his own nose to spite his face.

Kentish Gooner
Kentish Gooner

Been saying it all season and I’ll say it again. Get rid. The guy’s out of his depth.

OhRockyRocky
OhRockyRocky

I dont think Emery will achieve his minimum target of CL football by a 4th place finish. That said I’d think appointing Freddie smacks of the United Solskjaer appointment. Would it be an improvement yes, but I have doubts whether he’d get a 4th place finish and experience counts at the business end of the season and I love Freddie!

Definitely feels more like when he will go rather than if at the moment though. Hard to see a comeback or surviving another bad result/performance.

Salim abubakar
Salim abubakar

We definately deserved to lose…willock dont deserve to start in pl…we played like shit…miss ozil…unai aint a coach

Thesoulofpdavis
Thesoulofpdavis

I’m sorry but enough is enough. I’m not one to jump on the insert managers name here out bandwagon but I’ve endured this nonsense for so long now I can’t take it any longer. Emery has become so cautious that his tactics are simply making good players look inadequate and players who are not good enough the catalyst for toxicity on a level I’ve never experienced. Socratis and Kolasinac cannot play it out from the back. It’s that simple. they are not bad players but stick Xhaka near them and it’s a recipe for disaster. Our weakest link is our Captain who is dragging the team down with his refusal to move let alone run with the ball. His constant slowing of the game and ability to almost lose the ball every time he touches it is nearly as bad as his fouling.

Also, let’s put one thing to bed here. This passing out the back is not new! This isn’t some Holy Grail we have just discovered. We used to do it to a point but when nothing materialised we used to hit it long. That was over 25 years ago… George Graham/Stewart Houston days….1-0 to the Arsenal isn’t a positive or a song to be sung with any sort of pride. That was born out of a mix of fans frustrations of just how boring we were and sarcasm if us being thankful that we had 1 goal. Graham became more and more cautious which caused us to play so bloody awful and his caution stunted our play. Fast forward to now and we have the Spanish equivalent of Graham. Ozil is the new Merson taking flack in the headlines and not being picked. Xhaka is David Hillier. A player who thought he was a good footballer but really it’s all just a masquerade. They both had problems to do with airports too ( except one was just gobby whilst the other was a thief).

There, I’ve said it. Emery is GG in disguise. His cautious nonsense is killing us and it has to stop. Pick your best team, allow them to play with more urgency from the off or I’m sorry, leave…

I sat through the Graham era once, I refuse to do it again in with the retro Spanish version.

Sagebrush Farm
Sagebrush Farm

I wonder what we deserved according to UE? With performance like we displayed.

Zadok
Zadok

Auba hadn’t any decent opportunity to score. Emery addressed this challenge, I mean a lack of creativity, by bringing wrong players at the wrong time. That’s why he’s clueless.

Louqmane
Louqmane

Desperate Times Emery!!! Why throw Pepe under the bus……getting fired by January Tops….Clueless Cu*t!!!!

Me2
Me2

“When I played against Arsenal I was so happy because I knew I was going to win”
“Arsenal are a team of babies and are not winners”
Patrice Evra who, to be honest doesn’t like Arsenal very much.
He is absolutely 100% correct though.
Arsenal players are gutless, spineless with no character and just there to take the money.
Aubameyang is the only player who deserves any credit and if he has any sense would be pushing to leave.
Emery is the most incompetent “manager” I have ever seen.
Just unbelievable how is allowed to defraud a living like this…