Arsenal are better without Emery, Aubameyang, Guendouzi and Ozil – Time to move on!

Arsenal have hit a little rough patch.

The defeats to Crystal Palace and Brighton were hard to swallow. Throw in the loss to Liverpool and it is 3 defeats in the last 4 games.

And looking outwards, Unai Emery has just lead Villareal through against Bayern Munich to the next round of the Champions League, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has re-found his scoring boots in Barcelona and Matteo Guendouzi is performing week in week out in France for Marseille.

This has led some of Mikel Arteta’s critics to read their ugly heads once again. Calling for the manager to be sacked, highlighting the form of those that have left and making statements such as “we were wrong to let Emery go”. But lets break it down.

With Guenoduzi and Aubameyang in the team alongside their other hero Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s form in Emery’s last 20 league games read:

P 20 W 6 D 6 L 7 F 26 A 31 P 24

Now lets compare that to Arteta last 20 games in charge for Arsenal:

P 20 W 12 D 1 L 7 F 33 A 23 P 37

Arsenal are winning more, scoring more, conceding less and have gained 54% more points over the period.

So lets stop pretending Arsenal were brilliant under Emery, with Guendouzi, Ozil and Aubameyang in the team. And stop pretending that Arsenal are awful now.

Yes, I would have expected better results in the last 2 games – and defeats in both have likely cost us top 4. But we need to look forwards. Not backwards.

We have the youngest team in the Premier League with a manager who has a vision on what he needs to do.

Finally we also seem to have a plan in the transfer market, with all those in a senior position from Edu to Arteta moving in the same direction.

There is no infighting. It is joined up thinking.

We still have a way to go. Arteta himself admits we need 7 new faces next summer to continue moving forward.

But we are going forward, and that is something we were clearly not doing under Emery.

I am frankly bored of the conversation over Arteta every time we have a poor result. Likewise bored every time Guendouzi has a good game or Aubameyang scores a goal.

Back the players on the pitch. Back the man in the dug out. Stop pinning after those that let us down badly.

I would like to think this will be the last time I blog on this subject. But it probably won’t as those little obsessed weirdos that “support Arsenal” but want us to lose games do not seem to be going away anytime soon.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend.

Keenos

3 thoughts on “Arsenal are better without Emery, Aubameyang, Guendouzi and Ozil – Time to move on!

  1. Anon

    It seems you like twerking for Arteta and his poor man management and inability to secure 4th place in a year where teams like man u and spurs have changed managers and have struggled the majority of the season.

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  2. Alan Mackenzie

    Arteta’s CV reads sat next to Pep for two years…. Absolute joke, he was second choice to Emery, why when your first choice has failed why would you approach the person you thought wasn’t good enough. Arteta had no connection with the Players and should be sacked before we enter another year in the wilderness. His list of mistakes in dumping players is terrible when you get down to number ten Calum Chambers it just shows his inability of running a successful team. To finish he is an absolute joke on the touchline it’s like he’s having a seizure how nobody his set this to music I don’t know.

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