Well what can you say about that?
We have stuttered all season, and lost at Sheffield United on Monday in one of the worse performances we’ve had under Unai Emery (and that’s saying something). He was given a get out of jail card by the sensational free kicks from Pepe on Thursday, and today?
Well, things didn’t get much better.
The best part of today was the line up being announced before the match. Emery went with Aubameyang, Lacazette and Pepe, which was exciting and gave us some hope that we would actually try and win a game rather than go a goal up and then defend.
But the same old problems are still there.
We don’t have a coherent game plan, we don’t have a style of play, we have no creativity in the team, the midfield is still unbalanced… it’s the same old story.
Unai Emery has struggled badly since March of last season, where we collapsed and missed out on the Top 4 and were humiliated in the Europa League final. And that poor form has continued into the new season, despite spending record amounts in the summer and a squad overhaul.
Today was the final straw for me. Enough is enough and he needs to leave Arsenal before it’s too late.
If we continue with Emery, we will miss out on the Top 4 again, fail in the Europa League and we’ll end up losing our best players. Why would Aubameyang, Lacazette, Guendouzi, Bellerin and Leno want to play in a team which is nowhere near the Champions League and a million miles away from the Premier League. These are top class players who want to win trophies.
Today was just a stark reminder that Emery has no idea. Our two goal lead came from set-pieces. There’s no tactics involved in that – it’s a case of the players having more heart and throwing themselves at the cross field balls, and today Sokratis and Luiz stepped up. Apart from that, we hardly created anything.
Rewind to Thursday night, and the two goals from Pepe were from set-pieces as well. We can’t just rely on corners and free kicks to score goals!
We were denied a clear goal from a completely ridiculous VAR decision but the goal would have papered over the massive cracks that are evident at Arsenal at the moment.
Edu, Raul and the rest of the higher ups need to start earning their money and reputation, and make a decision that will help Arsenal improve and get us to where we belong.
And the bottom line is that decision is to sack Unai Emery.
It’s over to you now.