Top-four finish may not be enough for Arsenal fans
If you look at the situation in black and white Unai Emery is doing a good job. So why are some calling for him to be fired?
Arsenal currently sits third just one point behind Man City. They have achieved this with significant injuries and big names missing. It should also be noted that Emery has dragged the team into third having played three top-six teams already.
Another factor to take into consideration is that the new signings have yet to make an impact on Premier League games.
So, injuries, new players being integrating, difficult games and even player disputes, as an example, Mesut Ozil. And yet, despite all this, Arsenal have lost just once in the league all season, away to the best team.
Now, we know the performances in some of the games have been a letdown but this is a results-driven business. Arsenal fans would have snapped your hands off if you would have offered third after eight games.
Emery gets criticised relentlessly for his team selections and tactics, and that is when he is managing a team that has lost just once and sits third. Imagine what the criticism would be like if that was not the case. It leads me to believe that finishing top-four will not be enough in some fans eyes.
If you can go after a manager that has achieved what Emery has done so far this season then were does it stop?
Most fans will be happy with a top-four finish I am sure, but I am also sure it will be shortlived. Silverware AND top-four is what the fans really want and will soon demand. As Arsene Wenger found out, finishing top-four is not enough.
What does Emery have to do before fans believe in him?