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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.

Unai Emery talks to the media after Southampton draw – Part 2 0

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Harry Kettle

On the formation change:
That’s a decision I’ve made because I need to find a solution. We play with three centre backs to feel stronger defensively. But also because in the first half, we were better defensively. But it wasn’t enough. We needed to attack more in the second half so I changed it. Then when we were attacking more, we had 20 or 25 minutes where we were better offensively but then defensively we lost a little bit of that balance and conceded more chances than we wanted. That is the issue. I need to work, I need to analyse, I need to find a solution. Today I tried that, starting with the centre backs, changing in the first half when we were drawing because we wanted to win. We wanted to achieve more risks to attack and to get more players in the attacking third. But then we struggled defensively then with their transition. Now we are going to analyse it and find solutions as to whether we are better with three or two centre backs, the balance, and then work out how we can be stronger defensively and offensively. We lost that balance. We had a strong start to the second half in the first 20 or 25 minutes, but then we lost that balance and defensively we struggled more than we needed. At the end we drew and it’s not enough. We’re frustrated and disappointed, so are the supporters. Now we are speaking in the dressing room, the coaches, the club, and we need to work and analyse to find a solution. We can be disappointed at the moment but we need to keep on moving for the next match, to prepare and improve on the issues.

Unai Emery talks to the media after Southampton draw – Part 1 0

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal were unable to get the job done against Southampton at the weekend, drawing 2-2 with the relegation contenders. As you can imagine the calls for the sacking of manager Unai Emery have been growing – but even with that being the case, he’s still attempting to keep up spirits – especially in his post match press conference.

Arsenal salvage a point against Southampton 0

Posted on November 24, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fans went into yesterday’s game against Southampton with an all-time low level of confidence, and in the end, that was justified. The Gunners were unable to secure all three points against the Saints, and they were even lucky to take a point from the clash.

Danny Ings gave the hosts an early advantage with Alexandre Lacazette bringing them back into the game not long after, but late in the game, James Ward-Prowse gave the visitors what they hoped would be the winner. Alas, Lacazette popped up once again in the sixth minute of injury time to save their blushes and guide them towards a point.

Torreira has a future at Arsenal – Emery 0

Posted on November 24, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to the press in the buildup to Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Southampton on Saturday, manager Unai Emery said Lucas Torreira, who has been linked with departure for a while, has a ‘big future’ at the club.

The midfielder was reportedly an object of interest for AC Milan as the Rossoneri parted ways with Gennaro Gattuso and replaced the club legend with Marco Giampaolo, the man who coached Torreira at Sampdoria prior to his switch to the Emirates last year. However, the return to Italy did not materialize, and what’s more, Torreira himself spoke out and said he was perfectly happy in North London. Due to a bad start to the season in Serie A, Giampaolo was quickly sacked and Stefano Pioli took over at Milan, but the rumours about their interest in Torreira resurfaced.

Emery gives his thoughts on Mourinho to Tottenham 0

Posted on November 23, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been talking to the media prior to the Southampton game, but as opposed to all of the questions being about the Saints, quite a few people wanted to hear his thoughts on Jose Mourinho. Why? Well, of course, because he has replaced Mauricio Pochettino as manager of Arsenal’s bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

It’s been a chaotic few days, and now, Emery has tried to make sense of it all

The Emery question – has the Spaniard brought progress? 0

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As you all know, Arsene Wenger took over as Arsenal manager in 1996 and was in charge of the team for 22 years. In that time, he led the team to three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, and the 2006 Champions League final. He unearthed some real gems, dressed them in the Arsenal shirt and with his guidance helped them become actual world beaters.

The pros and cons 0

Posted on November 15, 2019 by Harry Kettle

There have been plenty of divisive figures within Arsenal Football Club over the years, and sometimes there have been too many to count. As the years go by, however, those grudges and divisive issues start to fall away – and in place of them we have new villains and issues, which is kind of a sickening indication of what life itself is like in 2019. But, anyway, moving on.

Today we’re going to run down the things we think are great and the things we think aren’t so great when it comes to good old Unai Emery. We say good old, but of course, it’s well known that Emery has been struggling to really find his footing within the realms of the Emirates over the last few months and beyond.

Arsenal hierarchy believes in Emery 0

Posted on November 12, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

People in the top positions at the club still believe Unai Emery is the man to take Arsenal forward, though he has now been given a warning – the results must be better than this.

Following a string of poor results, the latest one being a 2-0 defeat away to Leicester City, Arsenal sit in sixth place with 17 points to their name, which is eight less than Manchester City who are now fourth after losing away to Liverpool. That is the gap between where the Gunners are now and where they want to be come may.

Emery reacts to Leicester defeat 0

Posted on November 10, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal fell to Leicester City last night at the King Power Stadium, ensuring that their push for a place in the top four becomes all the more difficult. With the international break looming and Emery’s position as manager being as uncertain as ever, the man himself took the time to speak with the media.

On the loss to Leicester:
Good evening. We can be disappointed with the result but with the attitude of the players, they did the game plan we prepared for. We started the first half by having chances by controlling the game, and at the start of the second half too, in our moment like we wanted. They created some chances too and when they scored the first goal, that’s when we lost the opportunity to do something in that match.

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