There has been many opinions given for Arsenal’s decline under Unai Emery, and with the Gunners having their worst start to the League for over 30 years this was obviously going to become a massive talking point amongst Gooners and pundits, and everyone has got their own opinion.
The latest news from the Arsenal Board is that they are behind Unai Emery, with Raul Sanllehi telling the world that the Spaniard is still “the right man for the job” and they will not consider his future until next summer, but the ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit thinks that Emery’s job is far from safe unless results improve quickly and dramatically. He told PaddyPower: “I believe it’s time for Unai Emery to leave Arsenal. The results are not good at all. I don’t recognise this team anymore and I don’t recognise this club any more.
“Arsene Wenger built this club for 20 years and there was concern as generation after generation came and went. But now they look like an average team without any inspiration or creativity – and I don’t think that’s solely down to the players.
“My opinion is that most of the players have given up on Emery, so it’s time for him to go.
“I watched the game against Leicester and Arsenal looked terrible. They had no spirit, no hunger, nothing at all. I wondered to myself, “What is going on at this club? What is happening to this club?”
“In order to save his job he’ll need to be given until some-time around Boxing Day. But he’ll need great results and a huge difference in the style of the team on the pitch. There needs to be anger on the pitch, spirit.
“The club are lying about Emery – his job is not safe
“What the club came out and said about Emery’s job being safe is not true at all. Everyone knows this, the typical official language clubs send out to the press and fans when things are not going well, when they sense tension.
“This is a political answer and most of the time when I hear officials or shareholders talk like this it’s proof for me that they’re already thinking about sacking the manager. It’s the opposite of what they’re saying that might be true.”
Well that is an in-depth opinion from someone who knows how the club works, and it is hardly going to set Emery’s mind at rest. So all of you who just want to see him gone can be heartened by the thought that his job is far from safe, no matter what the Board say….