Alexandre Lacazette: Nobody Was Calling For Unai Emery’s Head During Unbeaten Run

By The Editor
on 12th November 2019

Alexandre Lacazette gives Unai Emery his public backing…


Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has publicly backed Unai Emery amid the wave of criticism coming the Spaniard’s way following Saturday’s defeat at Leicester City, France24 reports.

With only two wins from our last 11 Premier League games, we now trail the teams in the top four by nine points and many feel Emery must be given the sack.

Many of the issues some witnessed last season have been exposed and exacerbated; the team is unable to clean sheets, our wretched away record has continued, and our lack of identity leaves fans confused.

Lacazette made reference to our extended unbeaten run from last season as an endorsement for Emery, claiming that we’re just experiencing a bad patch.

Onlookers will disagree with the Frenchman given that many indicators proved that the unbeaten run was through luck rather than design.

However, the former Lyon man believes top-four is well within reach and feels that a confidence booster will see the team return to winning ways.

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“Last season when we were unbeaten in 20 games in a row nobody said anything about the coach or manager,” the 28-year-old was quoted as saying.

“We miss confidence and we need the international break.

“I hope we are going to come back well. We want to be top four, of course.

“Now we are nine points behind Chelsea and Leicester and it is going to be hard, but everything is possible in football.”

One of Emery’s main issues is that he still hasn’t settled on a team or a system which has been illustrated in our last four Premier League games. We’ve played 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2, 4-4-2 diamond and 5-3-2 since the last international break.

It’s, therefore, no surprise that reports keep surfacing claiming that the players are confused by Emery’s tactics and what he expects from them.

His bizarre treatment of players also adds to the confusion. Mesut Ozil has gone from being frozen out to back in the starting XI as the main man, with £72million-man Nicolas Pepe making way.

Confidence is lost quickly and built slowly in football, and only an extended run of results will ease the pressure on Emery.