Now that Emery has been sacked, can the real players please turn up now! by Lagos Gooner
Unai Emery has been sacked by Arsenal, we are grateful for that; but now that we have gotten this done and dusted with, can the players now stand up and be counted please?
Many fans around the world never allowed the owners of Arsenal to enjoy any peace until Emery was sacked. The powers we fan possess, is so unbelievable. The stands were virtually empty during Thurday’s Europa league game. The fans staying away from the stands was a way of telling the club to act or forget about fans buying tickets and coming to watch Arsenal at the Emirates.
So much pressure was placed on Emery but little pressure was exerted on the playing staff at Arsenal. We need to realize that the footballers also should be blamed for not playing with their hearts whenever being called upon, which is basically why Emery has been sacked.
I will keep saying this; the players let Emery and the fans down on several occasions. Games that could have been won with just a little effort, but were lost just because the players could not dig deep enough to find the mental strength to finish off games.
Our next game is against Norwich and this is the first post-Emery game. Emery won’t be at the sidelines, Freddie Ljungberg will. This game can’t come too soon for Ljungberg and the Arsenal players. They need to approach this game with a different mindset than what they have been inculcated with by the last coach. I see no reason why they can’t come out all smoking hot and remain so till the end of the game against Norwich today. Playing Norwich at their home won’t be an easy game but it a very winnable game and I expect the players to win.
Meanwhile, the Arsenal board should do everything to get a good coach as soon as possible, as I am not of the opinion that Ljungberg should be allowed to remain as interim coach for more than three games, max.
Hurray gooners! Time to start celebrating a new dawn now that Emery has been sacked. Can somebody predict how our game against Norwich will end today? I predict Arsenal by 2-0 today, what about you?
Sylvester Kwentua (Lagos Gooner)