One bad result and Unai Emery is on thin ice
Two weeks or so most Arsenal fans had a spring in their step. Arsenal sat third, just one point behind Man City and confidence was high. Roll the clock forward two weeks and the calls for Emery to be sacked are growing significantly.
It is not just Arsenal fans that are so fickle, it is all football fans and I call it the one result syndrome.
If you think I am exaggerating just check out the comments on this site. Do a search on say Bournemouth and then check the articles written after the win. Then compare with the comments after the Sheff Utd match.
You can search Twitter, Google, Facebook and so on and you will see the difference in the fans’ reactions.
If Arsenal had scarped a lucky win against the Blades no one would have cared and Emery would have been applauded. Alas, it was a loss and the anger and fury was there for all to see.
As things stand today Arsenal are fifth, they are above Tottenham and Man Utd, the bookies make them one of the top-four favourites, they are sweeping through the Europa League. It is not as bad as some are making out.
Put it this way, if Arsenal beat Liverpool in the Carabao Cup I guarantee you that the response will be hugely positive and the calls for Emery to be sacked will subside massively. That is a non Premier Leaague game but it will not prevent ecstasy from the fans.
Emery has made some baffling decisions. He has a lot of questions to answer but it really will not be too difficult for the Spaniard to turn things around. He needs just one good result.