Unai Emery Blast Arsenal Players For Letting Him Down At The Club.

Unai Emery finally breaks silence since he was relived off his job as Arsenal football club manager last November, giving reasons why he was unable to succeed at Arsenal.

The 48-year-old Spaniard Emery was appointed Manager at Arsenal in the summer of may 2018 signing a two-year deal and an option to extend his contract, replacing former Manager Arsene Wenger after his 22 years in charge of the club.

Emery took charge of 78 games with the London side, getting 48 wins, 16 draws and 19 losses in total. He was sacked following a series of poor results and a winless run of seven games.

The former Sevilla and Paris-Saint-German manager speaking to France Football, Emery discussed his time at Arsenal saying;
Arsenal was a club on a downward slope for two years before I arrived. We stopped this fall and even began to rebuild the club with the Europa League final and 5th place in the league, only one point off of Tottenham despite the fact that we took just one point in our final five matches.

We had Champions’ League qualification in our grasp and it went wrong in the end. But it was a good season and we had this notion of continuing to improve. 
But we lost our four captains: Koscielny, Cech, Ramsey and Monreal. They were personalities that we missed this season to stay on the right track. And some stars did not have a good attitude and asked for more than what they were giving back. 

Taking all of that into account, we needed time to succeed with our transition to a new Arsenal which is what I wanted. For example, Nicolas Pépé, who was the club’s choice, clearly needed time to adapt. 
But I accept the rule of thumb and that I am poorly placed to criticise because I also benefited from such judgement in the past… I obviously am partly responsible, but you see that the team has not exactly done better since I left.”

CloudNine Sports reports that Unai Emery closest moment of winning a trophy for Arsenal, was at the first ever London derby finals in the 2019 Europa League played at the Olympic Stadium Baku, Azerbaijan. Arsenal lost the match woefully to Chelsea after a 4-1 trashing at full-time, with Alexander Iwobi scoring the only goal for Arsenal on the night. 

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