Many Arsenal fans, including myself, have been very critical of Unai Emery, but it’s only right the players take their share of the blame for Arsenal’s problems as well.
Performances have been so bad, especially away from home, where you have to ask are some of them as good as we think they are?
We keep saying the manager should be getting the better out of the squad he has, but how many poor performances does there need to be before we have to wonder if where we currently are is a true reflection of what level we are at?
I want to use Torreira as an example…
His agent suggested in the summer his client was struggling to settle in London. If that’s true it’s hard to see how the Uruguayan will be feeling any better given how his campaign has started.
He is no longer in our first team, and when he is not playing as our DM, not sure if that’s his choice or the coaches?
So, I’m not quite sure why the club would feel the need to have any ‘crisis’ talks with the player when in reality he last had a great performance over a year ago in the North London Derby.
To be a big club you need to act like a big club. Big clubs don’t fear players leaving and certainly don’t beg someone to stay when he’s not producing.
If the DM were to indicate he truly wants to return to Italy, I would consider getting money for him while his reputation is still high in Europe. Another 12 months of this and his value will be so low we might struggle to make any kind of profit on him.
I would try to convince someone from Serie A to give us 50 million in January, which you then use to fund us to get a defender with, with the likes of Guendouzi now ahead of him of him in the pecking order.
This is on the basis that Torreira really is homesick and not just another story (this one from the Metro) highlighting Arsenal’s problems that has come on during the international break. If he’s struggling to adapt, finding the language hard and overall just not happy in England, he’s not good enough for Arsenal to be forcing him to stay…
Your thoughts, be nice in the comments