‘Emery Is Running Out Of Time’ – Ex-Arsenal Man Believes Pressure Will Pile On The Spaniard

By The Editor
on 12th July 2019

Former Arsenal player Stewart Robson believes the clock is ticking on Unai Emery to implement his philosophy…


Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson believes that Unai Emery is running out of time to stamp his authority at the club amidst what’s becoming a farcical summer transfer window, ESPN reports.

While fans were so caught up with our inactivity in the market and the constant reference to our ‘restricted budget’, skipper Laurent Koscielny threw a spanner in the works when he refused to travel on tour with the team.

The club released a statement in a move designed to get ahead of the story, and it’s a predicament which has huge ramifications on our entire club.

Koscielny seems determined to leave and with no obvious move for a central defender to arrive immediately, the club has a problem on its hand.

Meanwhile, we’ve had bids knocked back for the likes of Kieran Tierney and Wilfried Zaha and have yet to follow up on those initial moves.

Given that we had a disastrous end to last season’s campaign, the room for error for Emery and the team is rather thin this term.

“It was a disappointing campaign,” Robson was quoted as saying.

“They could have got in the top four last year, but they fell away at the end.

“They could have won the Europa League but they didn’t and fell away against Chelsea.

“They need a lot of new players, they need a new philosophy. I think Unai Emery may be running out of time,” he added.

“He hasn’t got the bloke they brought in to do the transfers [Sven Mislintat], he’s left, so he obviously didn’t get on with Unai Emery.

“Unai Emery needs a good start to the season. If he doesn’t get it, he is going to be under massive pressure.”

Emery only has 12 months remaining on his current deal, though the club has the power to trigger an extension clause for another year.

However, given the importance of Champions League football to our financial future, the club may be forced into a decision if we fall behind early on in the race for the top four.