Unai Emery: El Confuso

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Mo Britain, Oct 17, 2018.

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Should the club make a change at manager?

  1. Yes

    95.0%
  2. No

    5.0%
  1. Kav

    Kav Active Member

    I agree which is why I said that it would be good if Emery valued both flair and hard work and not just work.
     
  2. Wrighty4eva

    Wrighty4eva Well-Known Member

    Looks way more intense than any Arsenal training video I've seen lately, I'd be down for Howe taking over for us...
     
  3. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    The quality of our current players is pathetic, and we left the summer transfer window weaker than we came into. Selling Monreal was a dumbass move, Luiz is a downgrade from even past it Kos, Pepe hasn't been an upgrade from anyone....... so what's your point?
     
  4. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Come on mate that simply isn't true.

    KT looks like a world beater, Luiz is clearly an upgrade on Kos (and Sokratis) and by all accounts he's had an great influence on the squad. Weve got an amazing young CB in Saliba ready for next year.

    Pepe hasn't hit the ground yet but we've all seen what he can do. Tell me you weren't pleased when we signed him?
     
  5. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Fans will never be united in this day and age if we keep playing the way we are right now. But I'm more interested in how the board reacts at the end of the season. They seem to have become tunnel visioned into securing CL football. How much trust would they have on Emery to keep us there?
     
  6. Ewarwoowar

    Ewarwoowar Well-Known Member

    Seems that fan frustrations have them teetering on the brink, I am not sure he will survive in to the New year if we suffer our usual winter fall out, need to put some day light between us and the chasing pack tout de suite as a buffer, if that is even possible.
     
  7. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    KT hasn't been able to be played so far due to injuries...... and there's no guarantee his injury problems are done with. Luiz we all know is guaranteed to make mistakes and cost us points, so he has always been a desperate better than nothing signing. And we signed Saiba for next season when we needed a good center back this season.

    Doesn't matter if I was pleased when we signed Pepe........ I was not that pleased because it is not clear to me why we are spending 70 mil on a winger instead of midfield and defense. And I would rather we have spent that money getting a top class center mid to replace Ramsey.

    A lot of fans are vastly overestimating our current squad...... we have spent a sizable amount of money and yet we still need to spend a lot more to get us into having a squad good enough to secure top 4 reliably, let alone challenge for the league.
     
  8. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    Challenging for the league is light years away... Maybe not in our lifetimes.

    Top four is easily achievable with this group... Multiple teams in the race are **** & even with the collapse last season just 1 point off. Alot of emphasis put on finishing top four but reality is its not that hard. In recent years all we needed to do was win an away game here & there.
     
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  9. scytheavatar

    scytheavatar Well-Known Member

    That's the problem...... top four is "easily achievable with this group" because Sp**s and Utd are ****. If they weren't then it wouldn't be easily achievable. If we finish top 4 then we are going to need to spend some money in the next summer transfer window or else we are going to find ourselves falling out of the top 4 very soon. You can't always count on your rivals messing up.
     
  10. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

    I cant really think of a good or even solid team missing out on Champions League due to competition. Even the 4th placed team in recent years is dropping points in 15+ games.
     
  11. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Biggest worry is they bought solanke for £20m :lol:
     
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  12. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Pepe, Saliba, Kieran Tierney, Luiz, Martinelli.
    Elite window on paper.

    Are you really trashing our transfer window 8 PL games into the season?

    Kieran Tierny, Martinelly looks elite so far.
    Tierny have played: 33, 40, 55, 40 games each season, first being his outbreak season and not injury. Not really that injury prone?

    Saliba is getting alot of praise from the games he has played so far. Great centerback most likely gonna get alot of games for st.etienne.

    Luiz done some howlers. He could be argued bad, but he is also new and have not really been able to form a partnership.

    Pepe obviously not good enough, so far. Could argue he needs to mold with the team though.

    So for forwards: Martinelli looking good, saka looking good, Auba elite, Lacazette(under elite, but a great backup IMO), Pepe is early to judge but could very well be elite for us by the end of the season. Nketiah out on loan, could grow alot this season.
    Forwards Looking great imo, assuming pepe gets a few goals and confidence plus settles into the squad a bit more.

    Midfield. Willock looking great, Guendouzi growing by the minute. Smith-rowe looks a talent, Ceballos bit hit and miss so far imo. Xhaka(not a fan), Torreira(bit hit and miss). Young talents looking great imo, could need better imo.

    Defenders:
    Tierny looking beast so far(bit early), Kola decent backup. Bellerin coming back and has to compete chambers who has looked good so far.
    Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, Luiz, Mavropanos coming back.
    Saliba out on loan getting good minutes. Saliba is very highly rated and will most likely be even better next year.
    Decent. Saliba and Tierny looks to be the best best imo. Rest is replaceable.

    Goalkeepers: Leno, Martinez.

    Both looking good, looks to be good competition imo. Looking very good going forward.

    I don't think it is as weak as you say.
     
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  13. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    Gonna sound like a broken record but you this goes to show you just can't please some people :lol:
     
  14. boyinneedofhumor

    boyinneedofhumor Active Member

    Players in = players out.

    Can't be splashing the cash indiscriminately.

    And evaluate the players we have at our disposal first, to mitigate any risk of letting them go casually.
     
  15. Squillaci

    Squillaci Member

    To summarize, nobody thinks we are playing pretty on the eye football, although there are fans who think we play good/effective football.
    To be honest we looked really good at times past season, but I believe the reason behind that is that players still had Arsène's mentality in them.
    Cannot shake of the feeling it's getting worse as time goes.

    We still don't know what kind of football Emery wants to play.
    Trying to adapt to every team without any sense of identity.
    Got to say, only time I felt like we dominated an opponent this season, was second half against Sp**s.

    The fact that we are third doesn't play any major role,as one loss and we could drop 4-5 positions down.
    And Man Utd, Sp**s and Chelsea will step up their game as season goes on and especially next season.

    I'm fuming every time I see Xhaka in the squad and when I see substitutes Emery is making and at what times he is making them.

    I'm afraid this approach will drive away some quality players we have in the team and also players that would like to join.
    I'm hoping things will look better with Tierney/Holding/Chambers/Bellerin in the defense, but we all know that team has got to work better as a unit.

    Also, I am pessimistic about Monday's game. I hope he will prove me wrong and that we will control the game and we won't let the opponent have as many opportunities.
     
  16. EmeryCan

    EmeryCan Well-Known Member

    Is the issue that fans are used to wenger’s philosophy of sticking to our style of play regardless of the opposition?

    I think it’s clear that Emery wants to play on the flanks (which will be helped with the return of KY and Bellerin). He wants hard workers. He wants fast counter attacking. He wants to be more solid defensively and able to sit back if the game calls for it. He wants to press the ball high.

    Emery has a style, but it isn’t like we are used to. We are used to having a lot of technical play makers and dominating possession. Emery’s style hasn’t gelled how it could on paper, like playing Torreira at CAM or trying to sit deep and counter against Liverpool. This will either work itself out with time, he’ll change his approach, or he’ll be sacked.
     
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  17. Kav

    Kav Active Member

    Tierney looks like a world beater? looooool. I suggest we slow down on hyping up our own players. He looks promising but he's not shown anything as of yet to suggest that he's even better than Mendy/chillwell,/digne/shaw/ rose/robertson or a number of other prominent left backs. In fact he hasn't shown enough to displace Kola as yet.

    Give him time to build himself up before putting so much expectation on the boy. World beater...no. Good potential yes.
     
  18. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    More bollocks from you I see mate. :lol:
     
  19. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    Gotta remember this. Tierney = "Good potential". :lol:

    It's a very small sample at Arsenal, but that is a huge understatement.

    Only thing keeping him not reaching heights would be injuries in my opinion.
     
  20. Kav

    Kav Active Member

    Are you saying he's better than the aforementioned players?

    If so in what way?

    I know i'm not wrong so let me hear your reply.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019

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