You have to sometimes read between the lines of the statements that come from Arsenal or at least add a hefty pinch of salt or you may end up deriving some sort of meaning other than the one that was intended.
Josh Kroenke continued his slow but calculated integration as the
If any lessons have been learned by Arsenal after the failed transition of Wenger to Emery, it’s that they shouldn’t have gone shopping for bargains and should have spent their cash more wisely and appropriately in the right areas...defense !
Elsewhere Manchester City splashed £52m on Benjamin Mendy, Liverpool grabbed hold
Defence ! Defence ! Defence ! Defence ! Yes, I’m repeating myself and will be at this rate until the end of the season, because the Arsenal defence still resembles a kite in the middle of typhoon.
On the plus side Arsenal looked instantly better in all the right ways with
Having dealt exclusively with the Gunners' boardroom structure in the first part, it’s time to look at how Arsenal killed off their season before a ball was kicked.
It started with a flawed strategy in terms of their defence, with Bellerin and Holding already sidelined, they drafted in the injured but
It’s early days but one has to take a bobble hat off to Freddie Ljungberg thus far, because if he is under pressure in the hot seat at the Emirates, he isn’t really showing it.
Emery’s press conferences were something of an ordeal especially at the end, but Ljungberg has replaced
The gloves are off, it’s finally got to me and I’m done with trying to be reasonable and objective. Arsenal have completely written off this season after just 13 games, not even halfway through the campaign.
Emery of course is the man in the firing line but his appointment was a
The brave new world under Raul Sanllehi didn’t exactly go to plan and he must now assume his fair share of responsibility for the failure and dismissal of Unai Emery.
Let’s try to make sense of what happened and why it was necessary before moving forward to the future. Emery arrived
Raul Sanllehi is under pressure to define his era in the hot seat at the Emirates and underline his control in his position as Head of Football. The wheels have well and truly come off the wagon since the new hierarchy took charge and appointed Unai Emery.
Emery had a reasonable
If Arsenal continue on their current trajectory and maintain their dismal form, the board will actually be negligent if they allow the situation to get worse under Unai Emery.
One imagines that the words of Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham are still ringing in his
Arsenal face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League but there is an absence of enthusiasm at present due to the chaos engulfing the Emirates.
With Arsenal looking for a polite way to sack Unai Emery and collecting the tab for the pleasure, football matters seem to be a distraction. Only when