‘He’s created confusion’: Jamie Carragher hits out at Arsenal boss
Jamie Carragher has his say on Unai Emery's current situation at Arsenal
Jamie Carragher has criticised Unai Emery for creating “confusion” at Arsenal this season.
The Spanish head coach has found himself under increasing pressure in recent weeks following his side’s poor start to the new Premier League season.
Arsenal currently find themselves languishing in eighth place in the Premier League table and eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC.
The Gunners have not won a game in their last five outings in the Premier League and they have only managed four victories from their 13 games in the top flight this season.
Emery’s situation at The Emirates is under the spotlight and his future has been a source of debate in recent weeks.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher did not hold back when asked about Emery’s impact at the north London club of late.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Carragher said: “Unai Emery hasn’t adapted, he’s created confusion.
“Confusion in the crowd, confusion with his players and confusion for himself. In this one game against Southampton, I think in some ways it almost sums up the 18 months of Emery at Arsenal, really.
“David Luiz, a player they brought in during the summer who I actually thought it might not have been a bad signing but it’s been a disaster for them.
“Strikers in this team, he’s got two top strikers, probably as good as a pair of strikers in the league with Lacazette and Aubameyang, you don’t bear to think how bad it would be without these two.
“I just look at it and I’m not sure what is really going on there at Arsenal, that is where the confusion is being created.
“I think the reason that Arsenal fans are chanting for him to go is because I think they’re in this position with Arsene Wenger, slightly different because he had a lot more time at the end because he’s a legend and he’s won so much, but I think Arsenal fans look back and think that the two best managers in the Premier League, possibly the world, they missed out on because they stuck too long with their manager.
“That’s where I think the resentment now coming from the supporters is maybe because they’re looking at Tottenham moving a manager on, maybe Manchester United will be doing it shortly or in the summer, and they don’t want to miss out again because, at this moment, I think Emery isn’t Champions League level, he’s Europa League level.
“A great career but it’s not the level I think Arsenal needed.”
Arsenal will attempt to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on Norwich City away from home on Sunday.
The north London side will first take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League at The Emirates on Thursday night as they bid to bounce back from Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Southampton.