Could Arsenal lose Unai Emery in the summer?
While scouring through Arsenal related news today I came across a very intriguing article in the Daily Star, basically, they have given three reasons why we may lose Unai Emery in the summer and I must admit, it did make interesting reading, but that was all.
First off, I will state clearly that I think there is absolutely no chance that the Spaniard will be leaving us anytime soon, however, that does not mean that it is not worth reading others opinion, especially those looking from the outside.
OK, let’s analyse the Star’s report.
Reason number one they give is
1) A lack of transfer funds will eventually wear thin
OK, on this one they have something but only up to a point, if we do not make the top four then transfer funds may well be limited but we are well on course to qualify for next seasons Champions League, there are player sales to come and high wages being taken off the books via Petr Cech retiring and Aaron Ramsey leaving and so the likelihood is that we will have a significant budget for Emery to spend.
2) Emery is well respected in La Liga and Ernesto Valverde is unpopular at Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde is on course to win La Liga easily and Barcelona is one of the big favourites for the Champions League. Seems the Daily Star are getting Barca mixed up with Chelsea, I mean, where did this one come from?
Emery will not be taking over at Barcelona this summer.
3) Challenging internal politics
This reason was all about the vacant director of football role and that is it, how that can be called challenging internal politics I do not know.
So what if this role has not been filled, it hardly makes for a crisis and this seems to be just a desperate attempt to dig up something, anything, to make out there is some sort of issue at Arsenal.
A load of bull for me, if they can only come up with three reasons and two of them are outlandish then you know the media are digging for the sake of it, I could find three reasons why Pep Guardiola could leave Man City in the summer, I could come up with ten reasons why Mauricio Pochettino would leave Tottenham and 20 reasons why Maurizio Sarri will be leaving Chelsea, in fact, I could even come up with better reasons than the ones the Star provided why Emery may leave in the summer.