Ian Wright Urges Arsenal Fans To Let Unai Emery Do His Job

By The Editor
on 20th January 2019

Ian Wright took exception to the boos which greeted Emery’s substitutions…


Ian Wright believes the booing from the home fans when Unai Emery decided to take Alexandre Lacazette off was rather uncalled for in an otherwise faultless evening, the former Arsenal man said on his YouTube channel.

We took Chelsea apart at the Emirates to signify our status as credible top four challengers and Lacazette was one of our main performers on the night.

The Frenchman grabbed the opening goal after some sensational piece of close control inside the penalty area before unleashing an effort past Kepa.

His work rate in Emery’s diamond system was equally as admirable, with the Frenchman tasked with splitting wide and tracking Chelsea’s full-backs.

Thus, in the second half, Emery felt that we needed extra protection out wide and decided to withdraw Lacazette, a decision which was met with a chorus of boos.

For Wrighty, he feels that was uncalled for and Emery needs to be able to work freely.

“You just have to trust the gaffer for what he’s doing,” our former striker said.

“I don’t think Lacazette was too disappointed with it. I think we got to be a little bit more kind of like just let the boss do what he’s doing.”

Wright has a point. Emery needs to feel comfortable to make decisions he feels is best for the game without receiving discerning voices from the terraces.

Having said that, Lacazette is much more suited to the lone striker role if the boss ever wants to return to a 4-3-3 system.