Unai Emery is currently under fire not only from Arsenal fans but from football pundits, and even from Arsenal squad. According to reports, some players are starting to become frustrated with how repetitive the training sessions of the Spanish football manager are. Meanwhile, TalkSport host Adrian Durham believes that Emery's time is running out and that he should be replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Arsenal threw away a two-goal advantage last Sunday as the team collapsed during the second half in their match against Watford. Unai Emery was criticized for his decision-making and for the tactics he used in the game. While the individual errors were obvious to both teams, the lack of cohesive pressing from the players in front of the back four as well as the lackluster side defense was very apparent.
The Athletic reported that aside from a few sets of drills when he first arrived at the Emirates, Unai Emery has done a menial job when it comes to improving and honing Gunners' pressing, which is not included in his major tactical plans. The report added that although the players still enjoy working with the Spanish football manager, there is currently a growing level of frustration with how small he modifies his methods, maintaining the same repetitive sets of drills during training.
Unai Emery is also known for his use of video analysis, a breath of fresh air following Arsene Wenger. However, it appears that some of the players are zoning out of sessions that usually last for more than a couple of hours. The report also stated that the Spanish football manager ditched playing mock games prior to the start of the matches despite the squad loving the practice.
Adrian Durham meanwhile, believes that Unai Emery must be replaced by Jose Mourinho. The controversial host thinks that time is running out for the Spanish football manager, following a stumbling start on the latest campaign. According to Durham, Emery is coming to an end in a couple of years, and he sees that there is no difference during the time of Arsene Wenger's reign.
The backlash whipping Unai Emery these days is starting to increase after a continuous losing streak in three matches. During the time, the Gunners conceded seven goals to Watford, Tottenham, and Liverpool. Surprisingly, Arsenal has allowed 96 shots on their goal for this season alone. This is more than any other club in the top five leagues of Europe.