Will the Board Sack Emery Before It’s Too Late? by Larry Dunlop
I read the two recent published articles with comments from former Arsenal player and TV Pundit Paul Merson and columnist known as Kenyanfan. Mr. Merson highlighted Arsenal’s inability to breakdown Sheffield United’s defence, no vision to go forward, a lack of leadership on the field and a lacklustre performance overall.
I then read Kenyanfan’s article, whereby he summarized the ineffective coaching style of Coach Emery and showed statistics that are truly SUBPAR by Arsenal’s normal standards. Kenyanfan’s article also highlighted that Arsenal had a poor record during the final part of last season and that Coach Emery’s game strategy has not changed since then.
Arsenal’s game record since April 14th this year are played 14 league games, won five, drawn four, and lost five taking only 19 points out of 42. Scored 20 goals whilst conceding 23. Thank you Kenyanfan for these statistics which don’t lie and do tell part of a bigger picture.
Coach Emery was hired by the Board for the Arsenal job over other candidates partly because of his ;
a) professional “clean cut” image,
b) knowledge of video game analysis,
c) success at Sevilla with Europa League titles and
d) attention to detail.
Coach Emery has been described as being, “So obsessed with football, its practically an illness”, according to former Spain winger, Joaquin.
Readers, family, supporters and anyone else reading this article, I ask the following important question? What does all those credentials by our Manager mean when you are losing and taking a club in the wrong direction?
Our Brand is being eroded and no “diehard” Arsenal supporter can honestly say that they are happy with our Coach.
This is the PREMIER LEAGUE family!!
I ask you these questions; Is Coach Emery good enough for Arsenal?
Does the Board care about the direction the Club is heading?
Does the Board think that our Manager can and will change tactics?
Does the Board think our Manager will make changes to the team selection?
Does the Board think that Unai Emery can direct us back to the Champions League, fourth place or better?
I did my own statistical research and found that Arsenal took 21 points after 9 league games last season compared to 15 points this season. Our goal difference was +11 last year, compared to +1 this season. (disappointing).
To my beloved Arsenal fans, if our Coach continues, “to do the same thing the same way, both you and I can only expect the same results”.
Arsenal is a BIG club and the Board truly need to act now and replace Coach Emery, otherwise, I predict that we will finish somewhere in the mid-tables and lose our Brand in the process.
Larry J Dunlop