Unai Emery: El Mister

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

  1. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    See nothing wrong with being pro Özil and pro Emery, whilst Emery is performing within his expected data set.

    Anybody expecting Emery to get top 4 in his first season is being unrealistic. As were those who thought Wenger could continue in the top 4 with the sheer weight of the campaign against him.
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  2. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    It's funny how you have to be boxed into a group on this forum.
    I love Özil but I won't shy away from giving a piece of my mind after a terrible performance (When he gets a chance). I happen to like Unai as well although I am tired of this boring football we're experiencing from him of late and I'd venture so far as to say half of that is because we lack creativity.
    I am no Xhaka fan but I have given praise where it was absolutely due and in recent months where this is no right to criticize I have made sure not to do so.
    I have my favourites and my pet hates (Bellerin thread evident of this) for sure, I am human. Believe it or not though, there are quite a few persons on here who express genuine attempts at objectivity when talking about this club.
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  3. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Bit harder to see though.. Given everything we'd been through with him.
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  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Well-Known Member

    Seemed to become a Wenger pattern in the latter years, bad patch and then a long unbeaten run.

    The feeling was a new manager could bring the best out of Iwobi for example by giving him a defined role, improvements in Mustafi because we’ll finally have a shape and defensive system in place etc.

    Lacazette has done ok, but I think that’s more down to him getting over his injuries. Would argue that we’ve seen a regression in the overall play of Auba under Emeryball.

    Bellerin has thrived though.
  5. Makingtrax

    Makingtrax Hoping Emery cloud has a silver lining

    Welcome back bro.

    Nobody with any footballing knowledge would think that though, Mustafi wasn’t making the kind of mistakes caused by a poor setup. When we lost 3-1 to United he had ample time to either kick the ball out, hoof it forward or pass back to his keeper but he dithered and dithered until finally Lingard took the ball off him and had an easy 1 on 1 with our keeper.

    It’s one of the key skills of a CB to be calm on the ball with players rushing to close you down. Mustafi panics.
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  6. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    There, fixed.
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  7. squallman

    squallman Still Pining for Wenger

    A prime Fabio Capello couldn't turn Mustafi into a decent defender. The fact that Wenger tried to get rid of him after a year tells you all you need to know about him.
  8. Jae

    Jae Well-Known Member

    I know buddy and that is why you (amongst others as well) have my respect. This forum has been a bit bipolar recently though!

    I agree with you. I like Özil and I like Emery. However, I just feel like Özil has had his chances to succeed here and largely hasn't, where as I don't think (some) people have given Emery the chance he deserves really.
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  9. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    The feeling is mutual man. You're a top poster and I enjoy when you add to the discussion. The forum has been crazy the past few months. Proper 'days of our lives' esque, in that you could be on here a whole day and the subject jumps up and down where opinions create massive waves and shock the atmosphere and then you could miss out on the forum for a week and come back and have not missed much. Exactly like a SOAPIE
    I can't state this better. You've hit the nail on the head and stolen the (your own) words right from me... Özil has had his chance. Emery has barely made it out of the change room.
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  10. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Emery is a brilliant manager, who has consistently performed with varying degrees of available resources. He built formidable Valencia, Seville and PSG teams, but is he building a formidable Arsenal team? It's hard to say as city have schooled us twice, Sp**s have beat us at home and Liverpool have battered us. Conversely, we beat Chelsea, were well in the home tie vs Liverpool and beat Sp**s at home as well as improving our away record. We also have one of the most feared strikers in Europe.

    This Özil situation is strange and he (Emery) appears to be losing this battle the more our results suffer. Add to this strange tactical decisions which aren't paying off as much now. I'm judging his impact next season once he has fully implemented his style on players that he wants here.
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  11. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

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  12. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    you were sorely missed.
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  13. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Old Friend of Darkness

    Welcome back @GDeep™ . The forum just wasn't same without you!
  14. albakos

    albakos Arséne Wenger: "I will miss you" Administrator

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  15. El Duderino

    El Duderino AM Photoshop Expert

    Wonder that now we have @GDeep™ back if the power vacuum will fix itself and we'll see less wannabes hanging around.

    It was dreadful, mate. Need THunter back, too.
  16. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    i Miss the german guy that had a coach smoking in his avatar. i cant remember his user.
    he was brave.
  17. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Jones , he's at Onemoreinthetolly.
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  18. L3T5 PL4Y

    L3T5 PL4Y Flair Accuser

    I miss @Kingslayer very much. Often cry myself to sleep and I've kept my head clean shaven in his memory.
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  19. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Some interesting thoughts from the author of Emery's biography, whole thread is worth reading but a few that stood out:

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  20. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Well-Known Member

    Is he actually German? I mean, Jones FFS.

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