Unai Emery decisions questioned as pundit claims boss is really struggling

Arnold Nichols
February 9, 2019

Martin Keown believes Unai Emery is to blame for Arsenal's bad recent record away from home in the Premier League.

Under Unai Emery, Arsenal now sit sixth, having been overtaken by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United side, who sit a point ahead, while Chelsea are fourth and three points clear of the Gunners.

With defeats at Southampton and West Ham among the other low-lights of Arsenal's travel-sick season, the thought of losing to bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium is too much for Emery to stomach. We are strong at home but we need to do better away.

"We have the possibility and the opportunity to get into the top four, but we know it's not easy".

The Gunners only signed Denis Suarez during the transfer window, and they got his signature on loan from reigning Spanish champions Barcelona. One month ago, we were in the same situation.

"The first day last week was adaption to us and also with 25 minutes against Manchester City", Emery added.

The coach worked with Suarez while together at Sevilla and handed Suarez his debut off the bench during Arsenal's defeat to City. I hope he will continue, he is improving every day with us.

"We started very well away, changing our mentality, but now we need to recover this confidence, to recover this performance and the next opportunity is Saturday against Huddersfield".

His inconsistent performances and struggles with fitness this term are understood to have convinced Emery that letting him go in the next transfer window is the best option, though the Gunners will likely have to accept a reduced fee for the German worldwide.

"Today he is working with different adaptation and better than last week".

On Arsenal's recent struggles, Emery said on Thursday: 'It can be... at the end, the reason we didn't take the same balance as we have shown at home.

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