Gary Neville rips into three Arsenal players including David Luiz.
Arsenal has finally fired Unai Emery to the delight of many fans, however, it is left to be seen if the club can achieve anything worthwhile with this current set of players.
In football, when the team is doing badly the manager gets the blame and in most cases pays for it with his job as Emery just did.
However, one conversation we Arsenal fans are not always prepared to have is the fact that players can be uncoachable and that makes the manager’s job even more difficult.
Neville isn’t afraid to have that conversation and the former Valencia manager has come out in defence of Emery by slamming some of the players.
Arsenal’s biggest problem under the Spaniard was their defending and Neville believes the club’s defenders David Luiz, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi were beyond reach in terms of implementing instructions.
‘It has been messy, let’s be clear about this, these defenders like [Shkodran] Mustafi, Sokratis and [David] Luiz are uncoachable,’ Neville told Sky Sports News as cited in the Metro.
‘I don’t know who has been responsible for recruitment over the last few years, but if I was on the board at Arsenal I would be giving them a right rocketing. ‘There’s no way Emery is telling [David] Luiz to step up two, three times to catch a player offside, or even some of the hideous things you see from other defenders. ‘You see what happened with [Granit] Xhaka the other week, Emery is a man of honour and this runs far deeper than just the coach. ‘He might be feeling quite happy to leave behind what is quite simply an average bunch of players.’
Well, Neville does not hold back there but is he right? Are those players really uncoachable?