Sacking Emery won’t solve Arsenal’s problems – Patrick Vieira.
Patrick Vieira believes the call for the sacking of Unai Emery is not the right call at the moment as a new manager may not necessarily fix the ongoing problems at the Emirates Stadium.
Former Gunners like Ian Wright have already called for the sacking of Emery and the calls for him to go are growing all the time.
Winning just one of their last six league games leaves Arsenal eight points behind the top four.
This poor run of form has intensified calls for Emery to be fired with Viera himself one of the favourites to be named his replacement, however, the former Arsenal midfielder insists that the fans need to get behind their manager.
Vieira is of the view that fans have to be patient with Emery. He feels the Spaniard can turn their season around despite the poor start they have had to endure so far.
‘It’s true Arsenal are going through a tough spell,’ the former Arsenal captain said. ‘But I haven’t watched all their matches, so I can’t talk about their game. ‘They have a coach who is qualified and who works well. When a club is having a difficult time, it’s important to be united.
‘I think he has enough experience to get them through this difficult spell. We have to get behind him and give him time to change things. ‘I am not sure a change of manager will fix the problems.’
After spending the last ten years of Arsene Wenger’s reign underachieving, it is understandable that Arsenal fans want success again. However, patience is sometimes required for any long term rebuilding effort.