Unai Emery wants the Arsenal fans to get behind the team.
Arsenal hasn’t had a good run in the Premier League recently, and it is understandable that the fans are not the most supportive at the moment.
The Gunners have won none of their last six games in all competitions and there is hardly a thing for the fans to be cheering them for.
At the weekend, they drew 2-2 against Southampton after they had two weeks off with the international break to prepare for the game.
There have been calls for Emery to leave, but the Spanish manager insists that the fans are not making it easy for his players to win games.
He insisted that the fans play an important role in football games and his players will struggle to get results when their fans are against them, and that would also make their opponents fear them less.
‘My wish is the supporters help the team because we need them,’ he said courtesy of Arsenal.com.
‘Our confidence depends a lot on how we feel in our stadium with our supporters. Teams are coming here fearing us less and this is the first thing we need to change.’
I have to say, I make him right to a certain extent.
I have complained on here about the toxic atmosphere at the Emirates, no team can be expected to shine when the crowd are booing and jeering.
It is understandable of course, but there have to be better ways to express one’s anger. Staying away from the stadium, walking out with ten minutes to go or something similar.
But whatever happens, results will not improve if the fans are not behind the team. No matter who is in charge.