The question has to be asked, it is already being reported, via The Athletic, that the players are fed up with his training methods and zoning out in sessions and the way they played in the second half against Watford does indicate that all is not well.
It is always difficult to pinpoint issues when you are in the middle of a moment and it generally takes hindsight to realise that there was clear evidence that there was a problem but on the face of it it does seem that there is some form of breakdown in communications between Emery and his players.
I am not sure what way it can be characterised, either the players are unable to implement his instructions, don’t understand them or are simply ignoring them because something is not right.
This playing out from the back is not working, not how Arsenal are playing it, Norwich do it just fine, so do other lower-level teams so why not Arsenal? Are we to believe that the Arsenal defenders do not have that skill level?
I have no inside knowledge at all whether Emery has lost the players other than what I read and it is up to each individual’s judgement whether or not Emery has lost the dressing room but for me, the signs are there.
When you consider how often he changes the team line-up, changes the formation and tactics would it be any real surprise if he has lost them? They must be frustrated on some level, especially the more senior players.
We will know soon enough, games are coming quick and fast and performances on the pitch will tell us all we need to know.