Emery admits Arsenal were spiralling 'and I couldn't stop it'

Posted Monday, December 30, 2019 by Tribalfootball.com

Emery admits Arsenal were spiralling 'and I couldn't stop it'

Unai Emery believes defeat to Sheffield United sparked the downward spiral which led to his sacking by Arsenal.

Emery was dismissed after a run of seven games without a win, as the Gunners' confidence crumbled and fans grew more and more hostile at the Emirates.

"The game against Sheffield United was a bit of a turning point," he said - speaking in Spanish - during an interview on Guillem Balague's YouTube channel.

"In one month everything got broken and we were incapable of winning a game in seven. The tension - which was based on the question we were asking of 'what's happening to us'? - was like a rolling ball that was just getting bigger and bigger.

"The coach is the first person to come into the spotlight, I have lived this at other clubs but I have managed to conquer it by getting the team back on track.

"But the truth is that month at Arsenal was terrible."

He also admitted: "I spoke to the players three or four weeks before the process began to tell them things were not going well and I couldn't see the team I pictured on the field, I couldn't identify what I was looking for.

"We certainly failed to be a unit that opposition would struggle to get the better of."



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