I kind of feel sorry for Unai Emery, the way he is judged time and again depending on a single result makes ones head spin and it will happen all over again this weekend.
When Emery joined Arsenal he was lauded by all and sundry, there was patience after he lost his opening games last season and that grew into a form of messiah worshipping when he went on that tremendous 22 games unbeaten run but that was probably as good as it got for the Spaniard.
Once the end of season collapse came about the fans did start to turn culminating in the fiasco in Baku but a successful transfer window saw a renewed optimism among the supporters and after winning the first two games of the season Emery was being hailed once again, then came the Liverpool loss.
Perspective was lost and anyone reading the comments on here and there is 100’s of them cannot fail to see who most of the fans blame, not Luiz, not Pepe for his miss but Emery.
The fact that Arsenal was playing a team unbeaten at home for over 40 games, who are European Champions and simply a far superior team seems to have passed most fans by.
The thing is this, if Arsenal beat Tottenham on Sunday I assure you that the loss against Liverpool will have been forgotten and Emery will be applauded once again, if Spurs win then the chorus of criticism aimed at the boss will smash through the sound barrier.
Emery has been in charge for just over a season and yet the rollercoaster of applause and criticism that he has endured is something I have not seen elsewhere, it did not happen with Guardiola, Klopp or Pochettino, they were all given time and bad results were accepted but not it seems for Emery.
As I said, I kind of feel sorry for him.