On his contract:
We are speaking about how we can improve and take the good way, and also being calm in the dressing room with the players to achieve performances individually and collectively. These are the conversations at this time.
On Ozil’s future:
He worked, he played well and I think he has quality.
On Aubameyang being the captain going forward:
It could be. I think he can take that responsibility and today he did that. He is one captain and I think he can take that responsibility. We will analyse the match first, and our situation for the next matches and decide.
On losing from winning positions:
We worked on different tactical situations well today. We didn’t concede a lot of chances on the transition. We created some chances to score the second but we needed to be more efficient in those actions. When we were winning 1-0 we knew in one moment they could score and they did. But we controlled the match a lot like we prepared. Then they equalised and we started to get into their box. We didn’t create big chances and we were closer to the second goal, but we didn’t do that. The result is a bad result, but tactically I think we worked how we wanted. The players tried, they worked, so now we need to finish that match and focus on the next one.
On the players understanding his instructions & tactics:
I think they understand.
It’s easy to say that Emery seems a little bit more static and a little bit more edgy as of late, because that’s probably how we’d be in his situation. Whether or not some managers would even allow themselves to get into such a position is a different matter altogether, but when push comes to shove, questions need to be raised about what kind of direction this club is heading in.
If the Gunners are humbled by Leicester in their next Premier League outing, there’s a very good argument to be made that the club should consider bringing someone else in. We don’t know if that’s particularly likely, but it just feels like this has gone on for too long now. The board cannot and should not be afraid to make the change like they were with Arsene Wenger. Just pull off the band aid and make some necessary changes.
How much longer does Unai Emery have?