Are Arsenal Fans Making Up Our Own Emery Rumours? By Dan Smith
Some gooners have worked themselves into a tizzy over all those Emery rumours. Many will be disappointed over the next two weeks, waiting to hear about a managerial change only to be disappointed. The closer we get to the end of the international break; reality will set in that when we next play, against Southampton, the same man will be in charge.
The assumption was a loss to Leicester would be the end of Unai Emery, especially with defeat putting us 9 point behind the Foxes. The only issue being that the assumption completely came from Arsenal Fans. (With Paul Merson agreeing on Sky.)
Yes, the media were happy to go along with the Emery rumours as it’s easy media, but take the emotion out of things, the notion that anyone’s job was on the line at the King Power came from no-one inside the club. If they leaked anything to the press, it’s that they plan to stick to their original idea of reviewing the situation in the summer.
While at some clubs you could dismiss that, we are unique in having no track record in terms of sacking people. With Arsene Wenger at the helm for two decades, we don’t know if the Kroenke family are the type to pull the trigger or demand patience.
While it’s great in 2019 that many fans have platforms to be heard, it says a lot about some fans arrogance that they went off, decided a time frame for the latest coach, and are now acting like they been lied too, when the only people who came up with the Emery rumours with such a deadline were themselves.
Don’t get me wrong, the Spaniard is having enough poor results to be under pressure, even worse are the performances. When you are walking away well beaten at Leicester and people expected it, you know the standards have dropped. Yet within our fanbase, it’s idealistic and realistic.
I go back to why I never wanted Arsene Wenger to leave, we got ourselves so caught up in the debate we never considered if the owners were ambitious enough to get a top name to replace him. There was a reason that the rookie Arteta was within touching distance of getting the post before Emery.
Why is it when a Man United, Man City or Chelsea job is available they interview the biggest names?
Arsenal should be and could be a vacancy that interests everyone, but only if the job criteria is to be champions. We are worrying if Jose gets the job, but we are worrying about nothing.
We are pointing out that Enrique and Allegri are on a sabbatical, yet who said they are our targets? Why would a shortlist go from Arteta, Viera, etc to some of the biggest names in the world? Why have we assumed any of those names would tolerate a limited budget? They have only ever gone where it’s realistic to win silverware. Anyone with a proven record would want a huge budget and control over the club.
Can you see the Kroenke’s going from interviewing Arteta to suddenly giving 150 million for Jose to spend, breaking up the team they have put together behind the scenes?
Remember how Ed Woodward was hung out to dry when he failed to buy a defender? You think Silent Stan would put himself in that position?
A line our fanbase keep spinning is that the Kroenke family needs to pick between losing a few million now, or 45 million when we don’t qualify for the Champions League.
Who said they have a target in mind who’s free now? Fans assume you would make a change now, giving a proven world class coach time to rescue our bid to finish top 4. That’s what an owner who cares would do.
The only thing the American’s will be thinking regarding Emery’s contract, is ‘why pay compensation now when you can rid yourself of his services for nothing in the summer?’ You then simply give his salary to another man so grateful to have such a prestige job they are willing to be a yes man. That’s how our club operates. We know that by looking at the reality.
Anything else is wishful thinking from our fans….