Unai Emery and his troubling microaggressions

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I was going to write you out a Monday morning banger, then I realized we have two weeks until the next game… bad times ahead.

For blogging, it’s Dry January without anyone to listen to your empowering story.

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The comments section becomes the part of Hyde Park corner where the soap-boxers get arrested for a excrement related offences (sorry guys, it’s true).

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  1. Jamie

    Marko –

    No doubt he blames ungrateful supporters for his demise.

    The only club in Europe not to buy a single outfield player the summer after he choked the title to Leicester and he’s all “why you look at me” when he drops 3 places to 5th the next season.

    Even a bang average Emery has managed to climb the table while Wenger is spending his days dishing out soundbites to Sky Sports.

  2. Graham62

    In defence of Emery, he has had to deal with a structure that was not fit for purpose when he arrived.

    I have massive doubts and concerns about Emery but at least I know we don’t have Arsene FC weighing us down anymore.

    Thank god .

  3. Un na naai

    Freddie you ass licking cuck.

    Wenger won more in one season than emery has. Pick a season.
    Chelsea hull Aston Villa in the fa cup

    3 cups in his worst last years
    Emery can’t even compete with that.

    Who’s the idiot? You can’t even fathom a simple point.

  4. Un na naai

    Graham62October 7, 2019 19:02:56
    In defence of Emery, he has had to deal with a structure that was not fit for purpose when he arrived.

    Graham

    No he didn’t. He’s just head coach. Use the olayers given to you and coach them. He had fuck all else to worry about

  5. azed

    Valentin

    You need pace to play as a full back and AMN has pace.

    Chambers played as a right back for Arsenal and was destroyed at Swansea.
    AMN has two assists playing as a right back this season and playing Chambers.

    PS:
    You are the king of finding problems where there is none…

    Bournemouth did not score, there’s no ifs and buts about it.

  6. Jamie

    Un –

    “Wenger won more in one season than emery has. Pick a season.
    Chelsea hull Aston Villa in the fa cup3 cups in his worst last years
    […]
    No he didn’t. He’s just head coach. Use the players given to you and coach them. He had fuck all else to worry about.”

    Damning indictment of Poch’s time at Spurs.

    Nothing more than a head coach by his on admission, hasn’t ever won shit. Counterfeit sauce.

  7. Freddie Ljungberg

    Don

    You should probably seek help for that tourettes you have, unhinged much?

    It’s still 23 seasons vs 1, ridiculous to compare, so par for course for you I guess.

    Quick, say something insulting about Sweden.

  8. Wasi

    Adama Traore.

    Very good player and elite physique. Could easily be elite but his decision making , final ball finish constantly let him down. Thats why Barca let go of him probably. Decision Making. Trait that cannot be easily taught and is vital at the top end of football. Same can be saint about Maximan at Newcastle. Built in the same mould as Traore. Got great speed. Same traits let him down.
    The same trait even Mr.Emery seems to lack.

  9. Rambo Ramsey

    Marko–> The unemployed fat boy who ghouls Le grove all day, talking trash about Wenger –> A man incredibly successful in his profession, someone who’s landed a big job at FIFA at the age of 70.

  10. London gunner

    Rambo ramsey

    The man who is an akb and has his tongue up wengerd ass a man who make a laughing stock of the club who gave him his big break. The man who absolutely tarnished his repuation by putting his ego ahead of the club and the fans.

  11. Pierre

    Good honest interview by our former manager .
    Nice to be able to listen to someone who talks sense and with authority.

    Of course , the Wenger obsessives are already getting their knickers in a twist because sometimes they can’t stand hearing the truth.

    Marko saying to Jamie ” ignorance is bliss” is a classic.

    I’m surprised Graham has been so subdued about Wenger’s comments…still time though.

  12. Freddie Ljungberg

    If you take a look at the players that have actually layed for us this season it’s pretty easy to see why we are playing turgid, unflowing football, and it’s not sauce related in the slightest

    AMN – garbage, at best championship level, only playing rb because he has pace

    Sok – greek wrestler, poor defender

    Luiz – calamity so far, only defender we have good on the ball

    Kola – poor defender, gets into good positions in attack but horrible crosser

    Xhaka – captain crabtastic, terrible player

    Guen – one of our best players so far, still inconsistent which is to be expected

    Torreira – no clue what’s going on there

    Willock – been good when given a chance, new to senior football so will be inconsistent

    Ceballos – our creative midfielder still hasn’t adapted to the pace of the league

    Saka – been good when given a chance, new to senior football so will be inconsistent

    Nelson – still too timid in the PL, needs more time.

    Pepe – our other new creative player has adapted even less to the league.

    Only self inflicted problem there is Xhaka ( maybe Torreira) the rest is either because of injuries or because we have a lot of players trying to step up a level.

    Being 3rd at this stage is great imo because as the season goes on we will only become better, we should start seeing that in the next few games hopefully.

    Still need a CM in January.

  13. Luteo Guenreira

    Nice to be able to listen to someone who talks sense and with authority.

    I implore all of you, don’t bite. Don’t fucking bite.

  14. Marko

    Arsene went 9 years without a trophy. One can assume that the same won’t happen with Emery because we have smart people now overlooking things. In many respects Arsene was lucky for many years there that we didn’t have smart people running Arsenal cause he likely would have been sacked years before and rightly so.

  15. Rambo Ramsey

    London gunner –> ‘Muscular cunt’ (Titled by himself)

    Need I say more?

    Wenger did a lot of good for Arsenal. Without doubt the best manager we’ve ever had. He grew old and lost his touch and took us down, got the warranted criticism and the punishment. However now that the the book is closed on Wenger’s Arsenal life, I see two options. Remember the good times or continue hating on the man. Easy to choose, though I totally understand others may not be capable of this.

  16. Graham62

    Pierre

    Under Wenger, we were set in concrete. After getting him out we had to dig up the foundations.

    Under Emery, we are merely walking on uneven ground. Getting rid of him will be rectified with a heavy roller.

    No comparison.

  17. London gunner

    Pierre

    Your comedy gold mate.

    Wenger with authority and sense?

    Like next level is the next level is the next level.

    Or when he blamed hair pills for causing us to lose games?

    Or when he used to always ramble on about not having spirit whenever we lost games.

    Or when he said top 4 is a trophy.

    Or when he talked about signing x y and z player but never did.

    You chat so much drivel.

  18. Freddie Ljungberg

    For those that can’t count that’s our entire backline + our DM that are nowhere near the level we want, most of that will be fixed when injured players return, and Xhaka will get fixed when Emery gets a clue or gets fired.

    after that we have 2-3 players that were here last season, the rest are either new to the league and/or to senior football. And then we have fans expecting us to sweep all before us with swashbuckling football, smh.

    On another note, Saliba apparantly had a very good game against Lyon, good to see that he’s back laying and gaining experience, that’s another part of our back 4 puzzle being solved next season.

  19. Dissenter

    I really wish Wenger has kept his mouth shut.
    He did some great things for Arsenal but left a mess for his successor to unpack.
    CL qualification is key to rebuilding the club, it’s a not the end of the clubs ambition.
    You want to hope that time heals the open sores Wenger left behind but he keeps taking off the scabs.
    We are still restricted by some of the landmines he lefts around, still tip-toeing around the expensive contracts he was giving out.

  20. Guns of SF

    A bit worried about LT.
    He seems lost… doesnt know his position, and has not mastered any position as of yet. He is got Ramseyitis as a result of UE tinkering too much.

    I think he is off in summer. Has not really nailed down a spot and when he does play, seems to be on the verge of an injury.

    I like the kid, but not sure he is going to really help going forward as much as I wished!

  21. Pierre

    Fred
    You haven’t a very high opinion of our players have you .

    Making all sorts of excuses for our poor standard of football.

    Chelsea played with 3 young Englishmen away to Southampton , they are told to go out and express themselves and it shows.

    Lampard will sort out the defensive side otf things,of that I’m certain, but will allow the team to play with freedom.

    They play with Positivity not negativity unlike Arsenal.

    All I hear from you is excuses.

  22. Dissenter

    Guns of SF
    I was openly advocating that we sell Torriera last summer after news broke that he wasn’t settling in well.
    He’s another one not suited to the league.

  23. Rambo Ramsey

    If Thierry Henry comes back as Manager, stinks the place out and leaves Arsenal in shambles. 5 years down the line, will you love him any less?

    Exactly.

  24. Redtruth

    Un na naai
    “Wenger won more in one season than emery has. Pick a season.
    Chelsea hull Aston Villa in the fa cup3 cups in his worst last years
    Emery can’t even compete with that.”

    Is that the same competition where teams like Lincoln rest 8 first team players.

  25. Freddie Ljungberg

    Pierre

    On the contrary, bar the current back 4, Xhaka and Ozil I have very high hopes for this squad, still needs some tweaking but it looks promising, at the moment it’s all potential though and will reamin that way until certain players have adapted to the league.

    I don’t buy that it’s all the systems fault our defence is shit when our defenders are all individually crap along woth our DM, change those out and we will look better by default.

    Not excuses, this is the reality of our team atm, remove your agenda and maybe you can see it.

    How is that working out for Chelsea btw?

  26. Valentin

    Azed,

    “You are the king of finding problems where there is none…Bournemouth did not score, there’s no ifs and buts about it.”

    Emery was hired for Arsenal to get back into the Champion’s League either by finishing in the Top 4 or winning the Europa League.
    He failed on both account No ifs no buts.

    That idea of using the results as proof that everything is fine is exactly why people got fooled by the unbeaten run. We won, so there was no problem. When the reality was that we were lucky and that all KPI such xGS and xGA indicated that the run was unsustainable.

  27. Pierre

    Fred
    “How is that working out for Chelsea btw?”

    Well, they have won their last 4 games ..scored 15 and conceded 3.

    So after the initial settling in period , I would say they are doing pretty well and playing superb football with young inexperienced players .

  28. Dissenter

    Pierre
    I agree with you regarding Chelsea
    He has drilled them into a definite pattern and they have started to turn good process into results. It’s like setting loose our Europa cup teams on the league- that’s what Chelsea are settling into now.

  29. Valentin

    Before everybody jumped on Wenger’s back has people actually seen both interview for BeIn and Sky before commenting on second hand reports?

    A couple of weeks ago Wenger was alledged to vie for ManUtd job and every tabloids spread that misinformation. The Guardian and the Telegraph were then forced to indicate in later reports that he never did.

    I have seen what Wenger said on BeIn and that sounded pretty reasonable to me. Basically Pochettino got people used for Spurs to easily get into top 4. So now the fans are taking that qualification for granted when in fact he has less money than most of his competitors. Also that after a while the hungry young players get tired of listening the same message if there is no medal to show for it. They either are hungry for actual medal or money and leave for it or just settle for the current status and mediocrity sets in.

    I can’t see how that could be construed as controversial.
    Then on Metro web site I read an article based on the BeIn interview that titles that as a dig to Arsenal FC when Arsenal was not mentioned at all in any of the quotes. Complete clickbait and shameful level of agenda driven opinion trying to pass itself as news reporting.

  30. Freddie Ljungberg

    Pierre

    Are we counting other competitions other than the PL now because they lost against Liverpool a couple of weeks ago, they have 2 wins after that.

    If we include cups as well we’re looking pretty good too with the Forest and Standard Liege results thrown in.

    Harp on about the new manager that you never in a million years were going to give a chance no matter what all you like, I prefer focusing on the fact that our squad has transformed dramatically over a years time from a bunch of overpaid, aging, underperforming wasters to one full of potential and promise, bodes well for the future no matter who is in charge of the team, you couldn’t say that a year ago without lying your face off.

    Still work to do in January and the summer of course but only a fraction of what was left to do after Wenger left, that’s progress to me.

  31. Pierre

    Dissenter
    Lampard has managed to put together a system of play within his first 2 months that is impressive.

    He is brave enough to go with who he feels will do the job for him.
    No pulisic
    No Giroud
    No Batshuayi
    No Pedro .

  32. azed

    “Emery was hired for Arsenal to get back into the Champion’s League either by finishing in the Top 4 or winning the Europa League.
    He failed on both account No ifs no buts.”

    Valentin
    If Emery failed, he would have been fired but guess what, he’s still here….

    As for xG’s and the likes, Spuds had a better xG, Bayern won by a 5 goal margin.

    We both know which fans are happy right now.

  33. Valentin

    Freddie,

    Before you start congratulating Raul and Vinay in the quality of the young players, please remind yourself that Bar Martinelli, the new structure put in place has nothing to do with the quality of the young academy players. They are just the beneficiary of the good works made by the academy staff in the last few years.

    Personally I would like Kwame Ampadu come back at the academy. He is the one who has had the most influence on the life of most of them.

  34. Valentin

    Azed,

    “If Emery failed, he would have been fired but guess what, he’s still here….”

    He failed but not a margin big enough for Raul to convince to pay for his compensation. Again who gave him a contract without clauses to be able sack him without compensation. Our genius Gazidis. However I seriously doubt that he will still be in charge of Arsenal next season.

  35. azed

    Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets went all in in Analytics in the hopes of beating the Golden State Warriors. The analytics team figured that taking a three point shot was better than a two point shot.

    In the 2018 final, the rockets missed 28 straight shots and lost to GSW. If the Rockets had not gone all in on analytics and instead of taking shots, try to get easy twos via lay ups and dunks, they might have won the Western Conference and gone to the NBA final.
    Statistically, a 3 point shot is better than a 2 but a 2 is better than 0.

    Having 3 points is way better than having good xG.

  36. Guns of SF

    Ive said it before and Ill say it again

    We have no cohesive attacking style. Its mostly, give to an attacking player and pray that somehow we score.

    Pepe for example is lost. Does he know what he has to do? I think everyone including himself feels he needs to score to get legitmaized with his price tag but really, he needs to do much better with his distribution and positioning. Auab will find you but you have to be open! Very few runs into the box

    Overlap play is standard, but Emery needs to do a Liverpool and City. Players much need work harder off the ball! That means knowing where to be on attack, and where to move!

    If we only had a better philosophy with our attack we would be in a much safer position. 2-3 goals per game would be standard.

    Emery is the master of grinding out wins. However, this might backfire on us and is not utilizing the attacking talent we have to the fullest.

  37. Freddie Ljungberg

    Val

    I really don’t care who is responsible for it, all I care about is that it looks like we have a promising squad emerging. That’s all that reslly matters.

    Pierre

    include what you want, it’s your arbitrary list, so that’s 3 games in a row then, what’s the 4th?

  38. azed

    “He failed but not a margin big enough for Raul to convince to pay for his compensation. Again who gave him a contract without clauses to be able sack him without compensation. Our genius Gazidis. However I seriously doubt that he will still be in charge of Arsenal next season.”

    As Guillem Balagué reported in the Arseblog podcast last year, Emery was far ahead than the hierarchy expected him to be.
    Emery’s contract extension would be determined by what he achieves on the pitch this season and having a defined style of play would not be one of the parameters used to judge him.

    We needed to shore up our defence this season but guess were the board spent the big money on? Pepe.

  39. Pierre

    Marko
    “Arsene went 9 years without a trophy”

    Really? ..why have you not mentioned that before …. oh, you have .

    The point Wenger was making is that Arsenal qualifying for champions league in every one of those 9 years , was regarded as failure.

    Whereas Emery making the top 4 will be regarded as successful.

    Also , if wenger had 100 million a year to spend on new players during those 9 years as Emery has had over the last 15 months (200 million) , then I’m sure he would have had more success.

    Wenger had literally nothing to spend during those 9 years and probably operated on a profit with all the talent he sold during that period because we didn’t have the funds to pay them the wages that clubs like chelsea , city , united and Barcelona were offering.

  40. Luteo Guenreira

    I expect Pepe to come good but yeah he’s not looked comfortable at all. Seems like he is putting pressure on himself. But that’s what happens when you cost £72m, there are expectations, and he’s not come close to meeting them yet. That said the skill is obviously there, he’s had some good passes, another assist from a good corner yesterday. We’ll see. Feels like a goal or two from open play is desperately needed though.

    It’s a good think Saka has played well enough to deflect some attention away from Pepe, the spotlight could be a lot bigger. £72m after all, regardless of the money being bandied about in football these days that’s by far the record for our club.

  41. Pierre

    Fred
    You will only dig yourself into a hole if you want to continue to compare Lampard’s first 3 months with Emery’s first 15 months.

    If you cant see the difference in how the managers are going about their job , then there is no helping you I’m afraid.

  42. Pierre

    Fred
    Lampard is willing to play a line up away from home that included abraham, Mason mount and Hudson odoi ..
    Jorginho , Willian and Kante.

    And was rewarded for his bravery .

    That sort of line up would never happen under Emery in the prem .

    Not even in home games …the most ambitious he will get is putting Ceballos in midfield .

    He has even played Torreira as our CAM .

  43. Freddie Ljungberg

    Pierre

    Oh, so we’re now comparing from last season, hard to keep up with all the goalposts you’re moving.

    Completely different situations, Chelsea has a far better squad now than we had last season. Even no with the players we have had available they probably edges us, that will change soon though.

    Either way I’m not that worried about who our manager is atm, all I want is progress in the squad building and we have seen that, results and performances will improve over time when players adapt and we have our first choice back 4 available for the first time in 10 months.

    I find all the manager talks incredibly boring tbh, like there’s only 1 person at each club fighting against each other, no account taken to their situations or players available, it’s ridiculous.

    Was understandable when Wenger was micromanaging every aspect of our club but that’s not the case anymore and it’s not like that at any other club either.

  44. Marko

    He is brave enough to go with who he feels will do the job for him.
    No pulisic
    No Giroud
    No Batshuayi
    No Pedro .

    Pedro, Pulisic and Batshuayi are on 7 appearences for the season compared to the likes of Abraham and Mount on 11 so I dunno what you’re trying to do. Maybe no means yes to you

  45. Marko

    The point Wenger was making is that Arsenal qualifying for champions league in every one of those 9 years , was regarded as failure.Whereas Emery making the top 4 will be regarded as successful.

    I think it was more about him trying to downplay his failures towards the end there more than anything hence the ignorance is bliss comment because I bet to this day he doesn’t understand why he was sacked. Emery getting back into the Champions League should be seen as successful because for the last number of years we’ve been a Europa League team. Pretty simple to understand.

    Also , if wenger had 100 million a year to spend on new players during those 9 years as Emery has had over the last 15 months (200 million) , then I’m sure he would have had more success.

    Since 13/14 he spent over 400 million on signings and still oversaw the decline of Arsenal. So no I’m not buying the idea that more money would have made Arsene Wenger less of a cancerous leech on the club. More money would have likely meant more wank players like Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil and Mustafi and more money would have still meant certain important areas like a winger a DM a proper CB and keeper positions still went unaddressed.

    This right here is why I hate it everytime that scrotum opens up his mouth because invariably there’s some idiot acolyte somewhere who takes up the cause again trying to reimagine how things really were.

  46. Pierre

    Marko
    “Pedro, Pulisic and Batshuayi are on 7 appearences for the season ”

    FYI…Premier league and champions league .
    Batshuayi…..0 starts
    Pedro…….3 starts( one in the last 6 games)
    Pulisic…3 starts ( none in the last 6 games .

    Maybe no means no to me ….nice try though , I think my point is proven

  47. Marko

    As for the Lampard love in they’re 27 and 17 for and against for the season while we’re 25 and 11 for and against. 3 top 6 fixures compared to 2 in there too

  48. Marko

    Maybe no means no to me ….nice try though , I think my point is proven

    Yeah it is proven. 21 appearences between Pulisic, Pedro and Batshuayi this season but yeah no Pulisic Pedro and Batshuayi. Makes perfect sense

  49. Graham62

    Why did Wenger have to spoil my day?

    Just seeing him on TV with that superior than thou smirk on his face, got my blood boiling. I had to turn over to the Simpsons.

    Giving Wenger more money would not have solved our problems because, as we all know, he would have found a way of frittering it away on shite signings, unnecessary contract renewals and increases in player wages.

    For all of Emerys faults and weaknesses, at least we know that his time with Arsenal FC will be limited, whereas, with Wenger, it reached a stage where he not only wouldn’t let go but, more significantly, was allowed to continue on his merry way by the Owner/Board and overly protective fanbase.

    Great seeing you again Arsene.

  50. Un na naai

    PierreOctober 7, 2019 20:44:34
    Fred
    You will only dig yourself into a hole if you want to continue to compare Lampard’s first 3 months with Emery’s first 15 months.

    Pierre
    Leave him in his ignorance. It’s fun to watch. The excuses, the mental gymnastics to justify every stupid decision emery makes
    Blame every player under the sun as long as the back doesn’t come back to the Spanish moyes.

    What a cuck.

  51. Champagne charlie

    That Wenger piece was a benign interview with a slimy pot stir for a headline aimed to sucker in the spastics.

    Who posted it on here? Oh, Marko..

    Say no more.

  52. Un na naai

    MarkoOctober 7, 2019 21:38:29
    As for the Lampard love in they’re 27 and 17 for and against for the season while we’re 25 and 11 for and against. 3 top 6 fixures compared to 2 in there too

    Yeah we you forgot the fact that they’ve lost a man who was 50% of their team, have a transfer ban, are playing kids in their first team and we have spent £200m in 18 months and have a £200m attack with a £43m playmaker on the bench.

    Little perspective there for you Jackeen.
    Don’t say I never do anything for ya

  53. Danialtos

    As someone has asked Valentine here and I am yet to see an answer…where were this ifs and buts when we lost to Liverpool?If Pepe had scored his chance or if auba had scored his etc….but when we win all we see is ‘if Bournemouth had done this or if Wilson had done that’…I get the criticism of our play,I really do,but it seems as if some people really absolutely don’t find any single thing positive about Arsenal,absolutely none ffs

  54. Un na naai

    Marko
    “Since 13/14 he spent over 400 million on signings ”

    Also finished second and was reaching champions league knockout phases.

    Let’s see if emery every hits those heights.
    Shit emery has done half of that in 18 months!!

  55. Bamford10

    Pierre

    Wenger had massive resources and he spent a ton of money, and he managed to beat a depleted Hull City, a mediocre Aston Villa and a Chelsea who were still celebrating their league title.

    He spent the rest of that time failing miserably, producing shambolic displays and humiliating results, uttering countless inanities, blaming the fans and generally destroying the reputation he built in his first ten years at Arsenal. Oh right, and he went ten years without even once contending for the title.

    In his second ten years at Arsenal, Wenger was a complete failure, an utter buffoon, an arrogant jerk, and a complete disgrace. That you can’t comprehend this is sad, but predictable. Many Arsenal fans made a religion out of Wenger, and like every religion, Wenger-worship produced much blind faith, a great deal of nonsense and, to this day, much irrationality.

  56. bennydevito

    You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby right round round round.

    Pierre the master Wenger obsessive trying to rewrite history with the goalposts permanently on the travelator.

    What a surprise… 🙄

  57. Un na naai

    Emery getting back into the Champions League should be seen as successful because for the last number of years we’ve been a Europa League team.

    Erm no it shouldn’t. It was harder not to qualify last season with rivals falling over themselves to let us back in
    Lols like a similar story this season but he’s got his wingers and full backs so no more excu….

    Oh.

    I see

    It’s all Xakha’s fault.
    Why bother with a coach at all I say? Just pick five captains and let them run the show

  58. Marko

    Charles you just can’t help yourself can you.

    It’s like that old saying everytime someone calls Arsene a scrotum a Charlie gets his wings.

  59. Normski

    Marko saying to Jamie ” ignorance is bliss” is a classic.

    Couple of absolute beta muppets trying to shout the loudest about shooting down an ex manager that’s actually speaking sense.

    That feminine you should rebrand yourselves as the mean girls.

    What exactly that was said is incorrect?!

  60. Un na naai

    PierreWenger had massive resources and he spent a ton of money, and he managed to beat a depleted Hull City, a mediocre Aston Villa and a Chelsea who were still celebrating their league title.

    Lol
    They don’t count then. How come emery couldn’t beat wolves, Brighton Leicester and palace last season then?
    Don’t forget the footballing lesson he got from sarri- a man with a foot and a half back in Italy at the time, oh and giroud. Arsenal reject who emery us no answer to

  61. Un na naai

    It’s like that old saying everytime someone calls Arsene a scrotum a Charlie gets his wings.

    Only an idiot would say that.

  62. Marko

    they’ve lost a man who was 50% of their team, have a transfer ban, are playing kids in their first team and we have spent £200m in 18 months and have a £200m attack with a £43m playmaker on the bench.Little perspective there for you Jackeen.

    They’ve actually spent more than us the last two seasons you thick thick fuck. Jesus Don why do you continue to be such a dumbshit all the time.

  63. Bamford10

    Danialtos

    It’s just a certain set that are talking that way, and there happen to be a decent number of them here. Most Arsenal fans do not agree with this unreasonable lot, even if they aren’t satisfied with everything they’re seeing.

  64. Normski

    Graham69

    Please don’t be jealous that Arsene still get the ladies at his age whilst your only highlight is a pair a tenner nappies followed by a celebratory werthers.

  65. Un na naai

    Graham62October 7, 2019 22:09:40
    Why did Wenger have to spoil my day?Just seeing him on TV with that superior than thou smirk on his face, got my blood boiling. I had to turn over to the Simpsons.

    Graham
    Think you need to take up a hobby mate. Get out a bit more

  66. Marko

    Again this is why people hate an Arsene soundbite. All the little bugs come out of the woodwork a call to arms if you will.

  67. Redtruth

    Emery improved on Wenger’s last season in charge.

    To use the FA Cup as some sort of success is derisory.
    Lower league teams rest their players when they participate in the Competition……lol

  68. Bamford10

    Don

    “How come Emery couldn’t beat Wolves, Brighton, Leicester and Palace last season then?”

    I already answered this question this AM — at 11:01:21 — and I noticed that you never managed to formulate a response. Probably because you can’t. So why don’t you start by trying to answer what I said in reply to this empty point of yours this AM? Again, see my post at 11:01:21.

  69. Un na naai

    They’ve actually spent more than us the last two seasons you thick thick fuck. Jesus Don why do you continue to be such a dumbshit all the time.

    Erm. But Lampard hasn’t. Under Lampard they’ve spent £0 while emery has had £200m spent on him in 18 months
    Lampard can’t shape his team the way he wants to with signings like emery can. He has just had to rely on youth.

    All while losing hazard who is 59% of Chelsea’s team

    Little perspective for you there Jackeen
    Don’t say I never do anything for ya.

  70. Un na naai

    Palace last season then?”I already answered this question this AM — at 11:01:21 — and I noticed that you never managed to formulate a response. Probably because you can’t. So why don’t you start by trying to answer what I said in reply to this empty point of yours this AM? Again, see my post at 11:01:21.

    Newsflash. In London people are working at that time brains. I know it’s hard to grasp outside of the voices in your head Bam but we aren’t all glued to Le grove with baited breath, awaiting your next poncey comment

  71. Kay

    Yup same way we finished 2nd is heralded eh??

    Dont know what will happen if we finish 4th this time and get a cup. Some of them will go on a meltdown.

  72. Un na naai

    MarkoOctober 7, 2019 22:27:31
    Again this is why people hate an Arsene soundbite. All the little bugs come out of the woodwork a call to arms if you will.

    Yeah. Imagine having to deal with differing perspective and facts that cast emery in a worse light than than he casts himself. How do you cope?

  73. Marko

    Erm. But Lampard hasn’t. Under Lampard they’ve spent £0 while emery has had £200m spent on him in 18 months

    Kinda moving the goals posts a little bit Don dummy. Again technically speaking spent 40 million last summer. Inherited one worth more than ours too.

    All while losing hazard who is 59% of Chelsea’s team

    I’d ask you where you get the math from but what’s the point.

  74. Un na naai

    PedroOctober 7, 2019 22:35:23
    ‘but we aren’t all glued to Le grove with baited breath’Last warning Un.

    Really? Is that a wind up? You’re pulling me for saying that I’m not glued to Le Grove awaiting a comment from Bamford?

  75. Pedro

    … apart from Marko, he’d tell you didn’t have a micropenis just to disagree.

    Even if you showed him he’d argue against the fact.

    Probs a good friend to have if you’re insecure.

  76. Champagne charlie

    Marko

    You obviously fail to spot the irony in what you say. You’re always on hand to try and shit on Wenger irrespective of why, it’s why you get hoodwinked by toilet newspaper headlines.

    You brought it here, then go on the offensive when you get called dribbly for it. Just like Pedro’s posts you ought to give the subject matter a read once in a while. Giving folk way too much ammunition to label you simple (new observers I mean, the usual lot know your level).

  77. Un na naai

    Marko

    Chelsea were utter shit last year (when compared to their previous 10 years) and they are even worse this year squad wise. It’s not moving the goal posts. It’s reality.

    Emery has two world class strikers to play with
    A £72m winger
    A £43m World Cup winning play maker.
    A Brazilian wonder kid

    And yet he’s got us looking like a team of OAP’s going forward while Lampard is using kids and in a mere 3 months has chelsea looking better than us with the ball and in attack.
    Frightening to think he will have big dough to spend in June.

  78. Marko

    Even if you showed him he’d argue against the fact.

    Cute. You don’t get many of them around here. Facts that is.

    Also I would believe him because there would be physical evidence of such and not just words you know

  79. Bamford10

    Below are the players Arsene Wenger had available to him in 2014 when his team had to come from behind to beat a depleted Hull City side in the FAC final:

    Łukasz Fabiański
    Bacary Sagna
    Per Mertesacker
    Laurent Koscielny
    Kieran Gibbs
    Mikel Arteta
    Aaron Ramsey
    Santi Cazorla
    Mesut Özil
    Lukas Podolski
    Olivier Giroud
    Wojciech Szczęsny
    Thomas Vermaelen
    Nacho Monreal
    Tomáš Rosický
    Jack Wilshere

    Whereas below are the players Unai Emery had available to him in 2019 when he was supposedly to blame for his team losing to the Wolves team that just beat City 2-0 at the Etihad.

    Bernd Leno
    Laurent Koscielny (33)
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos
    Nacho Monreal (32)
    Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    Mesut Özil
    Granit Xhaka
    Lucas Torreira
    Matteo Guendouzi
    Alexandre Lacazette
    Alex Iwobi
    Edward Nketiah
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan
    Sead Kolasinac
    Petr Cech
    Shkodran Mustafi
    Mohamed Elneny

    Anyone notice a difference in the quality of player available to the managers? I do.

  80. bennydevito

    How come Guardiola lost to Palace last season and Wolves this season?

    How come Pocchettino has lost to Brighton, Leicester and Newcastle this season?

    Yet only Emery gets the grief?

    Weird.

  81. Normski

    Does Marko need photo evidence of my micro penis or does he have to see it in person to really believe it? It has potential.

  82. Un na naai

    Sad times. No longer a ‘lad

    Take the boy out of Shwessex but you can’t take Shwessex out the boy. I’ve heard you trying to muffle it on your podcasts.

  83. Freddie Ljungberg

    “Emery has two world class strikers to play with
    A £72m winger
    A £43m World Cup winning play maker.
    A Brazilian wonder kid”

    Pepe still hasn’t adapted, understandable, we’ll see how that looks at the end of the season.

    Ozil, you’re citing Ozil as a plus? He’s a massive dead weight holding the whole club back, nothing else.

    Martinelli? Sure, he’s looked good but how is it that we expect a brazilian from their 4th division to walk straight into our team and dominate the PL while Chelseas loan army with way more experience than any of our youngsters is something Lampard has had to work around?

    also, Don, where in any of my posts have I exercised any mental gymnastics to defend Emery? I couldn’t care less who the manager is and I’ve been saying that from the start, it’s still annoying when there is so much knee jerk reactions after every result good or bad when realistically and logically we were always going to be a long-term project to turn the club around after years of poor decisions.

  84. Marko

    Marko, facts are in the eye of the beholder, right?

    There’s a difference between hearing about Normski’s tiny penis and seeing it much like there’s a difference between hearing about the great football and elite ideas that Arteta would have guaranteed and seeing it. Do you see the difference? I don’t think you do.

  85. bennydevito

    PedroOctober 7, 2019    22:37:48

    Normski, stop projecting your insecurities. No one cares if you have a micropenis on here.

    >>>>>>

    Lol! Pedro cleaning house. Brilliant. 🤣

  86. Un na naai

    Freddie

    Look. I’m not Bamford. I won’t be sifting through your comments history to prove you wrong.
    You’ve consistently blamed everyone bar emery for the form we are seeing and now we are third try to pretend that there is no problem
    And then when we inevitably drop down the league for a while (it’s gonna happen) you will revert to type and blame everyone bar emery again
    It’s Pepe, it’s xakha, bellerin is a shit wenger player BLA BLA BLA BLA.

    You are so predictable

  87. Champagne charlie

    Benny

    Because this is an Arsenal blog and we hope the other teams lose…

    What’s important is benchmarking ourselves against the best, not a Man City that’s started the league really poorly by their standards just to get a stroke in.

    Removing all comparisons and considering an ‘ideal’ for a moment, there’s no chance on earth this current offering comes close to what we’d hoped to see 18 months after bottom of the barrel.

    Kidding yourself on to claim us eggs benedict when we’re clearly scrambled.

  88. Un na naai

    Bamford will be refreshing every 2.5 seconds to see if anyone has paid him some attention.

    Spent a fair bit of time looking up squads to prove his viewpoint it looks like.

  89. Luteo Guenreira

    It’s so easy to pick out the ones who used to be emo gamers who had their hearts broken as teenagers by some girl who didn’t fancy them as much as they’d wished. Always talking about beta this and cuck that. Get off 4chan and Reddit, losers. The real world is a difficult proposition, we know, but you gotta start somewhere.

  90. Bamford10

    Rambo

    “I see two options: remember the good times or continue hating on the man [Wenger].”

    There’s a third option: remember both the first ten years and the second ten years, and work to see the entire period objectively.

  91. Un na naai

    Removing all comparisons and considering an ‘ideal’ for a moment, there’s no chance on earth this current offering comes close to what we’d hoped to see 18 months after bottom of the barrel.

    Charlie
    We are 3rd though
    A point behind city
    THIRD CHARLIE!!

    Remember when we were third in April with 6 games to go vs mid table sides? What a giggle that was

  92. Freddie Ljungberg

    Don

    “You are so predictable”

    You can continue to think all our woes rests on the manager and that it doesn’t matter that we have 3 of our starting defenders missing, or that most of our attacking players are new to the league/senior football. It doesn’t change the facts though.

    Again, I do not care if Emery gets fired tomorrow, it doesn’t interest me to harp on about it every day, you do though that’s for sure, not predictable at all that.

  93. Un na naai

    It’s so easy to pick out the ones who used to be emo gamers who had their hearts broken as teenagers by some girl who didn’t fancy them as much as they’d wished. Always talking about beta this and cuck that. Get off 4chan and Reddit, losers. The real world is a difficult proposition, we know, but you gotta start

    Lol
    Bit like a piranha. Luteo sits down to pee I take it

  94. Luteo Guenreira

    The conversation has gone off the boil again. Arsenal fans can’t seem to help themselves, it’s like no one has the capability of having multiple considerations for one topic simultaneously. These disingenuous compliments like “Emery has done good to have us 1 point behind City” is part of the reason why it’s impossible to move on from these stupid, pointless conversations. It’s not solely Emery’s responsibility, good or bad, where the club is, and he certainly had nothing to do with City losing to Norwich or Wolves. That’s a statement loaded with agenda if I ever saw one, honestly.

    When someone makes comments like this on either side, whether talking about Emery, being nostalgic for Wenger, championing another manager like Pep or Poch or whoever….naturally it will invite a similarly one-sided response. This is great for Pedro’s traffic but really, really bad when trying to come to any kind of unity or agreement as a fanbase.

    Some people just have blinders on whenever they get into a debate. It’s like any consideration for the actual topic at hand – Arsenal – goes out the window, and all that’s left is semantics and he said/she saids, trying to make a point that doesn’t really need to be made anyway.

  95. Un na naai

    FL

    Yes. That’s right. I think most of our issues stem from the coach not having a clear idea of what kind of team he wants us to be. That most of his tactics counteract each other and that his team elections eliminate the strengths of our players and highlight their weaknesses.

    I’m fully aware that some players don’t pull their weight as much as others but he’s paid £6m a year to get them performing.

    As Charlie said m, we aren’t asking for ideal here, just an improvement on what wenger was serving in his last 2-3 seasons.

  96. Luteo Guenreira

    Lol
    Bit like a piranha. Luteo sits down to pee I take it

    Actually I do at home most of the time, can’t be bothered to lift the damn seat up and down every time. It’s more sanitary too, less splash. If I was in your bathroom though I’d probably piss in the sink without bothering to give it a rinse afterward. Regardless I don’t have arbitrary markers that denote my masculinity like you seem to, so sitting down doesn’t really bother me.

    I can never understand why you seem to think any kind of response towards you is a victory of some kind, though. I think I’d like you more in spite of everything if you weren’t such a fucking child. But a child you are.

  97. Redtruth

    Un na naai
    “As Charlie said m, we aren’t asking for ideal here, just an improvement on what wenger was serving in his last 2-3 seasons”

    You mean his last 10 seasons.

  98. Marko

    Regardless I don’t have arbitrary markers that denote my masculinity like you seem to, so sitting down doesn’t really bother me.

    Brilliant.

  99. bennydevito

    Hate the international break, bored of it already.

    No doubt we played poor in the 2nd half against Bournemouth but we won ugly and in days gone by that was always lorded as the mark of champions and was constantly used in reference to many of Fergie’s titles.

    I’m not saying we’re going to win the league as I think Liverpool will finally win it this season but we should take heart from grinding out wins especially if our XG abcdefg is saying otherwise.

    No doubt there will be a correction come December but as long as we capitalise on the on paper easier run we should still have enough to get top 4 or even 3rd.

    After the international break we should have Bellerin, Holding and Tierney fit to start – that’s effectively like 3 new signings that will greatly improve our team regardless of Emery as long as he kicks them, and we might even have Lacazette back too who will greatly help Pepe’s game too.

    I’d like to see Xhaka dropped for Willock paired with Guendouzi and Ozil reintroduced just to see if he can put in some good performances and help the transition, Pepe and our set pieces too. If not, then he’s surely a goner.

    Despite most of us agreeing Emery’s not the man to win us the league I still think there is plenty to be positive about.

    City lost at home to Wolves, Spurs away to Brighton and Utd away to Newcastle. Should all their managers be sacked also?

    Unlike Wenger clinging on to power for far too many years and dragging us into the EL, the same will not happen with Emery. If we don’t get CL this season he’s gone and that is very reassuring to know.

    The next manager will have a vastly improved squad compared to what Emery had to start with and that too is very reassuring also.

    It’s all positive as far as I can see and certainly not the dooooooom so many on here would have us believe.

  100. Un na naai

    Rt

    No. That would be an improvement on 4 points form the title in 08, second place in 16 and constant champions league qualification

    Nobody expects that from emery. Just hoping he can improve on the very worst of Arsene
    Even that’s beyond him

  101. Un na naai

    If I was in your bathroom though I’d probably piss in the sink without bothering to give it a rinse afterward

    That why trump wants a wall….

  102. Redtruth

    Un na naai
    “No. That would be an improvement on 4 points form the title in 08, second place in 16 and constant champions league qualification”

    Constant Champions league humiliations had made Arsenal the laughing stock of Europe……

  103. Marko

    I Can smell arse pissers a mile off

    Don you need an anatomy lesson I think.

    If I was in your bathroom though I’d probably piss in the sink without bothering to give it a rinse afterward

    A sign of your masculinity no doubt.

    Thick cunt

  104. bennydevito

    PedroOctober 7, 2019    22:51:20

    Benny, is that really weird?

    >>>>>

    Yes a bit. For some reason they all get excuses and byes but Emery gets grief.

    We lost to Wolves and Palace: Emery out.
    City lose to Wolves and Palace: it’s an anomaly.
    Spurs lose to everyone: Pochettino is the Messiah.

    NormskiOctober 7, 2019    22:53:42

    Beeny

    Have you ever heard of the word anomaly?

    Weird

    >>>>>>

    UnNormy, see above.

    Charlie,

    “Removing all comparisons and considering an ‘ideal’ for a moment, there’s no chance on earth this current offering comes close to what we’d hoped to see 18 months after bottom of the barrel.”

    >>>>>

    It’s too far away though for those of us not still bitter about Wenger’s removal and the shit state he left us in.

    It’s not great and it won’t last if things don’t improve but as I said above, once Bellerin, Holding, Tierney and Lacazette are in the side I think things will improve.

  105. Kay

    Relax re:Xhaka.

    Our captains always get sold or fuck off someway or the other. Have faith and keep calm.
    Meanwhile Emery can sack himself.

  106. bennydevito

    Leno
    Bellerin, Holding, Luiz, Tierney
    Torreira
    Guendouzi, Ceballos
    Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang

    Kolasinac, Chambers, Willock, Nelson, Saka, Martinelli, Ozil, AMN, Xhaka, Sokratis to make up the bench/rotation gives us a great squad and there should be no excuses bar a huge injury crisis to get top 4.

    I’m optimistic, but if we carry on playing utter shite then I’m sure Raul and Edu will pull the trigger and not offer the 3rd year.

    Thank you very much Emery and Next!

  107. bennydevito

    Opta Joe on Twitter:

    “17 – Arsenal have won 17 home Premier League games under Unai Emery – since the start of last season, only Liverpool (21) and Man City (20) have won more. Strong. #ARSBOU ”

    #EmeryOut

  108. Pedro

    Luteo, not sure why I have to keep explaining this to you:

    I don’t run adverts.
    Traffic costs me money.

    ‘Good for traffic’ makes no sense.

    People chatting is good for you because you are conversing.

  109. Tony

    Levy creating accountability at Spuds:

    “Tottenham stars to pay for missing out on top four as they face a reduction in wages and bonuses if they fail to qualify for the Champions League

    Chairman Daniel Levy introduced an incentivised pay structure at the club

    It protects Spurs financially in the event of missing out on Champions League

    Saturday’s defeat at Brighton left Tottenham in ninth place in the Premier League”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7548167/Tottenham-stars-pay-missing-four-failure-qualify-Champions-League.html

    In this instance with problems within the squad Levy’s pressure to qualify could back fire.

    Seriously hope it does and the Spuds players fail to respond.

  110. Luteo Guenreira

    Pedro

    You’re making a distinction that I had not considered, actually. I was only assuming that as the proprietor of this blog, you enjoy when there are more visitors and more traffic as opposed to not. You’re quite the masochist to be running this thing if that’s not the case.

    Let me rephrase then. “It increases Pedro’s traffic”, not “it’s great for Pedro’s traffic.”

  111. Tony

    Marko – 21:59
    Bamford – 22:17

    Perfect summations

    Can we move on from Wenger now and his foot and mouth disease.

    It’s bad enough we have to deal with Emery’s PL team selections of Xhaka, Kola, Mustafi and Papa Sok and the slow and possession transitions these players bring to the team not to mention their continual calamitous mistakes.

    If Emery wants Pepe to fill his potential then slow balls to him leaving him with 2 or more defenders to get past before any chance of a clear shot on goal will keep Pepe’s performances below his best potential.

    A manager who seems to want to play the EL Cup games with the hand break off yet for PL games keeps the hand break firmly on.

    If Xhaka is going to miss games for paternity leave, then give Luiz a try as DM. I’ve always stated that Luiz is better playing in front of the defense than part of it as a CD.

    Right now the only way the wheels don’t come off Emery’s slow monotonous wagon is if Tierney, Bellerin and Holding solidifies the defense and in particular Tierney and Bellerin work well with Pepe & Saka/Martinelli with assists and stay clear of injuries.

  112. Just Another Customer

    too many ifs and buts for this Emeryball to work and as we can see he seems dead on to not adapting to circumstances properly

    same thing with Wenger and his undropabble lovechilds – Eboue, Denilson etc

  113. Just Another Customer

    if someone put a leash on Wenger like David Dein used to sure the transition and moving out process would have been smoother and the good old days of yesteryears might last a bit longer

    then we got stuck in purgatory headed by him and Gazidis while the owner go hands off

    many such cases in businesses too

  114. Dark Hei

    benny

    We should remove this Wenger vs Emery talk since it is a false argument.

    Wenger is now effectively replaced by a management structure, which is the trio of Raul, Edu and Emery.

    Most of us feel that among the 3, Emery is the weakest link.

    It is only frustrating when we contrast the quality of football vs the stellar work Raul and Edu did in the summer.