Ian Wright makes his position on Unai Emery latest comments very clear

Ian Wright has slammed Unai Emery after he recently criticized Arsenal.

The Spaniard managed Arsenal for 18 months but his reign came to an end when his team endured a bad run of form that ended with a 2-1 loss at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.

He has since done a few interviews where he criticized the clubs handling of his sacking and some of the players who let him down.

He claimed that some of the club’s players didn’t pull their weight under him and added that he needed more time to make the team in his image.

He recently claimed that the team hasn’t gotten better after his exit, trying to prove that the club’s problems are beyond him as a manager.

But Ian Wright has come out to defend the progress that has been made under Arteta.

Among other things, he claimed that the team was directionless under their former manager and that has changed under the current leadership.

“Under the old manager it was like a regime, it wasn’t very enjoyable, they didn’t know where they were going, there wasn’t a lot of direction in what they were doing” Wright said as quoted by the Star.

“And when you hear the quotes from Unai Emery… delusional comments if you ask me.

“Yes [they got to Europa League final] but it was the worst performance of an Arsenal team in a final.

“Because again, whatever he says, the players weren’t happy, there wasn’t a vision or direction, the communication was poor.

“He can say whatever he wants about how well he’s done because he’s got the ‘facts’ there but that team was going nowhere.

“When you look at his record, for him to come out and say stuff like that…

“This is the difference with Arsene Wenger, 21 years, he doesn’t come out and stay stuff like that.

“He [Emery] was coming in as the guy that was going to steer us back and everyone gave him the support.

“He was a gentleman when he was at the club, but to hear him say those things is quite sad to see.

“For me, he’s probably looking for a new job, trying to put himself back out there.

“Mikel Arteta has given Arsenal direction and focus now and that’s what he [Emery] didn’t give us.”

11 Comments

  1. El kaissi says:

    Anyone listening to unai say there ain’t any changes in the teams performance is delusional just as UE. He can check how many shots we take at the opponent compared to his regime. .UE is just under some cuss I guess.

  2. Shakir says:

    UE is doing what most of us humans do,defend ourselves.Its ok but i clearly can see a big diference under MA than i ever saw under him.

    COYG

    OT
    Norwich are playing some clever football and if not for allison….
    Cmon norwich

  3. Durand says:

    Of course UE won’t admit he didn’t have the solutions for Arsenal, he’s selling himself to get a new job.

    MA has us organized, defending as a team, and players believe in him. Something UE utterly failed to do in 18 months, no matter what he says.

    UE was a bust in the PL, no shame guy; many other managers have tried and failed in this league. Please stop your nonsense, and just return to a lesser team with your ideas and transformations.

  4. Mogunna says:

    Wright has right to have his opinion but as everyone of us should be ashamed and extremely sad about with our results. Emery had us in final, and very close to achieve top 4, squad was missing bit more. He pushed team to its limits; looking forward to add this extra plus we missed to reach our target. He asked for Maguire, Partey & Zaha!

    Leno
    Bellerin Maguire Chambers Tierny
    Partey
    Niles. Willock
    Zaha. Laca. Auba

    Other option for two midfield beside Partey, Emery was accurate and indeed additions allowing to do better!

    1 win given away by Man U, 1 lost and 4 draws wich we deserved to lose twice from, is all awful and scary!

    Emery means nothing today and Arteta is a a failure in term of results because he is incapable to pick a formation!

    Players were not in bad spirit nor any fans last year, but very hopeful and excited.

    1. Tabule Daniel says:

      No difference between you and Unai E. We have greatly improved under M Arteta. Ian is very Right.

      1. El kaissi says:

        Lol. Clearly no difference between them both. They can take their images and put it in Eibar..lol. We don’t need it.. CoyG

      2. Anthony w says:

        defo improvement under arteta, but if he drop his old buddy ozil we wouldn’t of draw so many games

    2. jon fox says:

      I DON’T LIKE TO BE RUDE BUT YOU MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BE. So I say you are the biggest mug on this site. Almost ALL others on this site can can see and do say that there is distinct improvement under MA, but you don’t! I reckon you are wrong and they are right. Perhaps, which is what I really think, YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE TRUTH AND HAVE YOUR OWN WEIRD PERSONAL AGENDA AGAINST ARTETA!

      1. Admin Martin says:

        OI Jon, do not call Mogunna the biggest mug on this site, that crown belongs to me and I have 100’s of comments from a ton of site users to back that up.

  5. Mogunna says:

    Wright has right to have his opinion but as everyone of us should be ashamed and extremely sad about with our results. Emery had us in final, and very close to achieve top 4, squad was missing bit more. He pushed team to its limits; looking forward to add this extra plus we missed to reach our target. He asked for Maguire, Partey & Zaha!

    Leno
    Bellerin Maguire Chambers Tierny
    Partey
    Niles. Willock
    Zaha. Laca. Auba

    Many option for the two midfield beside Partey, Emery was accurate and indeed these additions allow to do better!

    1 win given away by Man U, 1 lost and 4 draws wich we deserved to lose twice from, is all awful and scary!

    Emery means nothing today and Arteta is a a failure in term of results because he is incapable to pick a formation!

    Players were not in bad spirit nor any fans last year, but very hopeful and excited.

  6. jon fox says:

    Just as I had almost , mercifully, forgotten that the team regressing EMERY HAD EVER MANAGED US, ALONG COMES THIS UNWELCOME ARTICLE TO DREDGE UP DRACULA FROM HIS COFFIN. We all know that advertising is the real reason for this article of course MARTIN. I HAVE NO MORE TO SAY ON HIM AND WILL NOW RESUME MY ATTEMPT TO ERASE HIM FROM MY MEMORY COMPLETELY. Any hypnotists out here please feel free to contact me! This time next year I will be trying to so the same with Ozil!

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