Unai Emery believes he still has the confidence of the Arsenal dressing room

Unai Emery denies he has lost the Arsenal dressing room.

Arsenal’s performance when they take to the field has been very poor recently. The Gunners are just as close to the relegation zone as they are to the top-four following a string of poor results.

There have been reports in recent days that Unai Emery is struggling to motivate his players and get the best out of them.

The former Sevilla boss has reportedly lost the trust of his players and most of them are already looking forward to playing for a new manager.

Despite their poor showing when they represent the Gunners and his apparent poor communication from the bench during games, Emery has come out to defend his relationship with his players, and he insists that they are all on the same page.

The Spaniard was asked if he thought the players still have some belief in him, Emery responded, courtesy of Arsenal.com

: “Yes of course. They show that.

“As a coach each moment in my career is difficult. This is a very good but very hard job. When you are winning you feel the support for everybody. I believe in us, I believe in the players. I know I am going to work very hard to come back to the performance.

“I am looking forward to playing tomorrow. The good moment, the bad moment the most important for me is to show my work. Our confidence depends a lot on how we can feel in our stadium with our supporters.

“Teams are coming here playing fearless. We need to be strong and together. We need to show our supporters our capacity and skills.”

The problem for Emery is that we all have eyes and my eyes, when looking at the player’s body language, tells me they no longer enjoy playing under him.

Of course, the players should be professional and play to their very best when in an Arsenal shirt but that is a different debate for another day. However, it is the manager’s job to get those players to be fighting to their last breath for the club and he has clearly failed to do that.

10 Comments

  1. Durand says:

    Perhaps teams are fearless because Emery doesn’t set us up to attack on the front foot. When he consistently sets up defensively, even against 19th placed Southampton, is it any wonder teams aren’t scared?

    IMHO Southampton was perfect game to have PAL up top, Ozil behind as a 10, field Mustafi and Chambers as CB’s, and play Guendouzi and Torreria in midfield, and sub Torreria off with Willock and fresh legs in the 2nd half.

    However he opted with team full of defenders, playing like a turtle in a shell. Would rather he opened the floodgates and attack, attack, attack, forcing Southampton on their back foot, especially with Bellerin and Tierney overlapping and Torreria sitting back shielding the CB’s.

    Oh well, maybe with the next manager.

    1. Mohsan says:

      Lol! Never gonna happen as you pointed out. Why can’t these people get this in their head if you can’t stop other teams from scoring then go for the other obvious way out score them. That is where I rate Brenden roger he knew he had a shaky defence at Liverpool n he knew he can not fix it so he changed his tactics n went all out attack. Both Arsenal in past decade n UE are not known for their defensive achievements n both have struggled when it comes to defence strategies n play style so if you can not fix the issue like Madrid just make your other department strong n utilise that to max.

  2. georgie b says:

    OT For fellow gooners here stateside, I found the game tomorrow on UniMas (wfut)at 3 eastern.

    1. Sue says:

      I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow, georgie! As well as the match!! COYG

    2. Durand says:

      Thanks georgie b, much appreciated.

  3. Roachie says:

    Dig a hole Emery..

  4. avenger says:

    Rose are red violets are blue
    Your style and structure are wrong
    this is probably why Emery
    Is not going to last very long

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    But in the Saints match in the PL at the Ems last Saturday, Arsenal did attack, attack and attack in the early part of the game in the 2nd half that almost paid off if Pepe had taken his chance to score on the sitter for Arsenal to take the lead in the game instead of him to have looked for the arriving Ozil to the box to pass the ball to him to score. But Pepe’s attempt to pass the ball to Ozil was cut out by a Saints player blocking the pass. And Pepe’s attempt at scoring acrobatically for Arsenal came off the woodwork instead of to have hit the back of the Saints net for Arsenal. Which if one of these Pepe’s attack for Arsenal had gone in into the back of the net, it would have given Arsenal a 2-1 lead in the game at that stage in the match. So, attack attack, attack and attack sometimes need to be backed with good fortune to come off successful.

  6. ken1945 says:

    If Unai Emery still has the dressing room, kronkie is the best owner of our club ever, pigs fly, spuds have a trophy room and we will finish in the top four this season.

  7. jonfox says:

    Of course Emery has not lost the dressing room! Just as I at 68 have not lost my youthful handsome looks and have a head of lustrous hair and can still run a six minute mile. In both our dreams!!! A more realistic question is did he EVER HAVE the dressing rooms confidence in the first place, thus making it possible to then lose it? Which loss he undoubtedly HAS lost!

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