Lack of harmony and unity ripping Arsenal apart

Arsenal is a club in crisis and it is not just because of Unai Emery.

Arsenal, like any football club, needs more than just the players, manager, boards and fans to function. For a football team to be successful, all those involved have to function in harmony and that harmony has been missing at Arsenal for some time now.

The life of a football manager is fast, and that is why it is understandable that Unai Emery is the person taking most of the stick for Arsenal’s failures this season, but is the Spaniard the only one to blame?

Unai Emery came to Arsenal as one of the highest-rated managers in Europe but he is set to leave the club with his reputation is pieces, but that shouldn’t be the case.

Even the best managers like Jose Mourinho struggled at Manchester United because all hands were not on deck.
Unai Emery has not had the opportunity to do his best work at Arsenal because of several other factors outside of himself.

For starters, while Manchester United was signing the likes of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan Bissaka, Arsenal settled for David Luiz who couldn’t get into the Chelsea first XI under Frank Lampard.

There are other players like Dani Ceballos who has signed on-loan with so much fanfare has failed to deliver and has to take responsibility for his actions. They gave Mesut Ozil a new contract under Arsene Wenger and he can’t even play well enough to get into the Gunners starting XI right now.

Fans have also not made things easy for the players and that has affected their morale. Imagine being in the shoes of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and being hauled abuse at when you are in traffic, or being a Granit Xhaka who fans have been sending death threats to.

Emery as a manager can only relate the best tactics to his players, it falls on them to act on those instructions and on the fans to provide the most suitable environment for the players to thrive.

In better words, unless everyone pulls together Arsenal will not get out of the rut they are in. Every successful team is a united team. Arsenal have to somehow become united once again, something that has not been the case in nearly a decade.

17 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    I think the harmony thing starts with silent stan. I dont think that many people want or wanted him to be the sole owner of our club. He isnt an arsenal fan and he isnt in it for arsenal football club. It is solely for stan kronkies empire. We haven’t lost our identity because of Emery, we lost it when wenger was here and kronk became the majority shareholder. It doesn’t feel like arsenal anymore, it feels like it has been taken away from us but we can still look if we want. There is no love for the owner and it feels like he has stolen our football club. It is just arsenal football club, one wing of the kronk empire.

    1. jon fox says:

      So true and so awful. It starts at the top and the eowner of any business ultimately determines the necessary ambition , or lack of it in our case, which leads to success or to failure.Kroenke is always the main problem and until we have an owner who cares for our clubs success on the field, not in the financial asset league, we will continue to regress. As an example of how true this is, just think and realise that we could never attract a really too manager who would need to spend real money, That is not an option under Kroenke so we settled for a second rate manager. ODDLY THOUGH, WE HAVE RECRUITED WELL SINCE EMERY CAME, IN THE MAIN, but he is head coach and can anyone honestly see any signs of coaching at all? I can,t either!If he could speak even rudimentary English that would help greatly to actually introduce the players to each other. They play like they have never met before. HE WILL BE GONE WITHIN A FORTNIGHT IMO. I am firmly of the opinion that the club are seeking the new man already, under secrecy for now.

      1. ozziegunner says:

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  2. Gerald Okoro says:

    The issue started with the fan chasing the wrong man which is Arsene Wenger.
    The fans accepted what the Stan gave to them and didnt see what Arsena was going through.
    we only signed big players when the fans stopped to the stadium and blaming Wenger for the issues.
    We may blame him for not wanting more from the owners, but have we asked ourselves why the club didnt go for Pep, or Klopp?
    its simply because they cant afford the demands of these coaches.
    Wenger could manage any team he has left.

    Then the Club went for a coach that was fired for not being able to harness the Talents at PSG.
    A coach that is clueless, that in two years can not pick his first team.
    does not know his team enough that he a asked his team to pick their captain.
    a coach that will remove a defensive player when we are defending a goal lead, and introduce a defender when we need to win a match.

    lets go for the Ajax Coach and i bet he will bring out the best from this team.

    1. JJ Pawn says:

      One of the best posts here in a long time…
      Can the ‘faithful’ learn?

      Give this team back to Wenger with a small transfer budget for the defense.

  3. Jack says:

    Absolutely SPOT ON, Admin! AFTV and tabloid-inspired toxicity pervades Arsenal’s fan base. More so, amongst the keyboard warriors who would only dream to be at the Emirates. Eboue…Wenger…Mustafi…Xhaka…and now Emery…see the pattern! Some perspectives: Emery in his first season, achieved 11 per cent more points than Wenger’s last season; lost the CL spot by just one point; he has better record against top six than Wenger had in years; Emery has avoided 6-0, 10-2 and other humiliating thrashings that plagued Wenger’s second half; this season the team has same number of losses ie.2 so far as Man City through AFC; the players apparently understood Emery’s tactics and English last season but suddenly fails to understand…..!!!

  4. JACK says:

    Absolutely SPOT ON, Admin! AFTV and tabloid-inspired toxicity pervades Arsenal’s fan base. More so, amongst the keyboard warriors who would only dream to be at the Emirates. Eboue…Wenger…Mustafi…Xhaka…and now Emery…see the pattern! Some perspectives: Emery in his first season, achieved 11 per cent more points than Wenger’s last season; lost the CL spot by just one point; he has better record against top six than Wenger had in years; Emery has avoided 6-0, 10-2 and other humiliating thrashings that plagued Wenger’s second half; this season the team has same number of loses ie.2 so far as Man City through AFC; the players apparently understood Emery’s tactics and English last season but suddenly fails to understand…..!!!

  5. Break-on-through says:

    I’m starting to go off football for the first time ever. It’s not lack of silverware or losing, I remember before Wenger we still leaked bad goals in some seasons and we finished around mid table, but it was exciting and you’d have player brawls showing us how much they hated losing. It’s changed a lot since those days, but fans having a bigger voice outside of the game has turned it really ugly, I must be one of the few that thinks people posting a picture of their breakfast or dinner is insane and inept, who wants to bloody know like. Football, if I was a player I wouldn’t touch social media, even if you’re doing great you’ll still find some deluded madman on their somewhere. Emery said the other day that a proportion of social media is not grounded in reality, I don’t think it’s a small proportion either – and am aware he could be talking about me too. I honestly don’t see Emery lasting the season, with how close things feel to turning really ugly, and Emery trying to keep fans on his side with Ozil’s inclusion, just after the Xhaka incident, feels indecisive, he should be more authoritative and stick to his guns but it’s like he can’t because of the fans, fans believing they know what is best and not being remotely timid in acting out on it. Unity, it’s a good word, we are so far from that word that it’s a joke, a rotten one.

    1. jon fox says:

      Emery is clearly a dead man walking. I firmly believe the decision to sack him has already been made and they are urgently sounding out the next manager right now. Under secrecy of course!

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        @jonfox
        You keep forgetting that these are the muppets that hired Emery in the first place. Dream on if you think these clowns are going to sack him mid season. He’s their yes man, for now. So until they find another inept yes man coach, he ain’t goin anywhere…

  6. Rkw says:

    Emery came in on the belated recognition … About 5 or 6 years too late in my opinion …. That wenger could not deliver forward momentum for club …that was correct … But he never looked like a bold move and I for one didn’t know much about him other than he was brought in to PSG to win CL on slightly odd grounds that he had won the Euopa league 3 times on trot … He promptly won the French league … But big Sam would have as well given the gulf with other teams …but couldn’t manage to take them forward in CL and couldn’t manage big players … The latter is in part because he has no vision for the team so tinkers around … At the end of last season the lack of direction was obvious to me so thought a change of manager was just as important as strengthening defence … And while greedy yank wasn’t willing to get rid of him he hasn’t been able to do that and despite more attacking options he has failed to strengthen attack too … What we need is a manager who identifies a strong first 11 that plays regularly and builds squad rotation around that … That means sacrificing all cup comps which is fine by me and concentrating on playing the right kind of football … I think arteta might be the man for that but probably others too … In any event Emery must go for club to move on

  7. Franko says:

    Now this a MINDSET and a way of life for a manager who wants to win.

    Guardiola told BBC Match of the Day: “We did everything, it was so difficult to attack when they defend with 11 players. We did everything we could and in the end our intensity paid off.

    “We made a good comeback. Everyone plays the way we want to play. They are top quality players, they are fast players, it was our job to try and beat Southampton and we did.

    “It is not about what Southampton do or play but it is about how we reacted to that. Today we have to do everything.

    “We have to take the rhythm that we needed forward in every sense of the word from how we pick the ball out of the net to how we take throw ins or corners.”

  8. Bamn jah says:

    Emery is a failure , all our players are available (Nelson only injured) and how can he keeps on with his pokr selection and no 1st 11 players fielded off position poor substitution no vision n mission no urgency we play like we’re leading by 6 goals (Sokratis, David Luiz, Kolasinac all out in Holding , Chambers Tierney n Bellerin off we go

  9. John Ibrahim says:

    fans wants big name manager

    Media insists Mourinho

  10. Declan says:

    Was just thinking, if Arteta gets the job he’ll be competing with Ceballos for most perfect hair, Lego man like 😜

  11. Grandad says:

    Emery is a big name Manager and the British media is as impressive as our politicians.Lampard is doing very well without being “experienced” and I’m absolutely sure Arteta and Ljumberg would be an upgrade on our current Manager.I hope they get the chance.

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