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Everything fell apart in a month – Emery 0

Posted on January 14, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

In an interview with Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, Unai Emery spoke about the things that went wrong in the final months of his reign as the Arsenal head coach.

Emery was sacked at the end of November, following a string of poor results which culminated with the 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. Former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg took over on a temporary basis, before the club eventually appointed Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal lose to Frankfurt in Emery’s last stand 0

Posted on November 30, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal came into the game against Eintracht Frankfurt knowing that they desperately needed a big result. Emery’s team selection was strong and it certainly appeared as if they were going to go for it, with the home side really taking the game to Frankfurt. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for Arsenal just before half time, but from there, it all fell apart.

Slipping up

Daichi Kamada scored twice in less than 10 minutes to give the German side the advantage, and when you mix that together with some bizarre substitutions from Unai Emery, you get a defeat that signed, sealed and delivered Emery’s fate. The man himself spoke with the media after the disappointing result.

BREAKING: Arsenal confirm Emery has been sacked 0

Posted on November 29, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have officially confirmed they’ve parted ways with Unai Emery.

“Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand. We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success”, Josh Kroenke said, speaking on behalf of the Arsenal board and the club owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.

Kroenke went on to explain that the decision, which appeared imminent after the home defeat at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday, as the consequence of the results as well as the performances not being on the level expected.

Arsenal to sack Emery 0

Posted on November 29, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As reported exclusively by the ever-reliable David Ornstein of The Athletic, Arsenal are likely to part ways with head coach Unai Emery today (Friday).

The Spaniard has been in charge of the team for 18 months, and it’s fair to say that no tangible progress has been made in that time. He failed to improve on the results of the last stretch of Arsene Wenger’s reign and qualify for the Champions League. He had been backed in the transfer market during the summer window. The season started well enough, losing only once in the opening 11 games in all competitions, but the wagon soon started rolling downhill.

Unai Emery reacts to Frankfurt defeat – Part 1 0

Posted on November 29, 2019 by Harry Kettle

In one of the worst results of the season so far, Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt last night. It seems to have served as the final nail in the coffin for Unai Emery’s tenure as manager of the club, but before that, the Spaniard spoke to the media in what will likely be his final interview as the club’s boss.

Ancelotti plays down Arsenal links while Espirito Santo refuses to comment 0

Posted on November 28, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Numerous reports claiming that Arsenal boss Unai Emery has come near the end of the road have created a sense of a change in the post being almost imminent. Given the results the Gunners have lately been getting, it’s becoming all too easy to believe in such an outcome. Naturally, under such circumstances, speculations about who would be the man to succeed the Spaniard have been coming thick as well.

Here are some names put forth by the media, and some – let’s call them developments.

Emery & Mustafi talk to the media before Frankfurt – Part 2 0

Posted on November 28, 2019 by Harry Kettle

On Frankfurt’s style of play:
SM: Frankfurt is a team with a coach who has a very good identity. You can tell their idea of the game and how they want to play. Nothing is random, they’re very coordinated. Even if you know how they play, you can’t always anticipate it as a defender. If you anticipate their attacking moves, you may open up different spaces for them to capitalise on. It’s a team with attacking strengths so you have to be focused for 90 minutes. They don’t hog possession without gaining any space. They’re very organised on the ball and want to get it back as soon as possible. It’s hard to play against teams like these. It’s not easy.

Emery & Mustafi talk to the media before Frankfurt – Part 1 0

Posted on November 28, 2019 by Harry Kettle

It’s safe to say that Unai Emery is feeling the pressure, and it’s also safe to say that Shkodran Mustafi isn’t exactly one of the most popular players within Arsenal’s ranks right now. So what do they do? They both get selected to take part in a press conference before the club’s vital game against Eintracht Frankfurt tonight.

Sacking Emery a matter of time – Ornstein 0

Posted on November 26, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

David Ornstein, formerly of BBC and now writing for the Athletic, believes it’s only a matter of time before Arsenal part ways with manager Unai Emery.

The club have backed the boss on a few occasions when he cane under fire due to poor results this season, but Ornstein says that the messages coming out of the club are now different. On a podcast the respected journalist did for his current employers, together with Mark Chapman, he said that things looked as it was now ‘a matter of when, rather than if’, but it would still depend on the immediate results.

The allarm bells are ringing 0

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

It’s now been 15 months since Unai Emery led the team in a competitive game for the first time, and at this point it feels safe to say that things haven’t improved at all since then. In fact, it could be argued that they’re looking even bleaker than in the last days of Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign.

The defence has been the most criticized section of the squad and rightly so, but Arsenal at least still had that familiar attacking swagger when the legendary Frenchman departed. They’re still scoring goals, but at the moment it feels that even in that area a lot of things have to come together for the ball to find its way into the opposition net.

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