Jamie Carragher rips into Unai Emery and criticises ‘disaster’ Arsenal signing David Luiz

first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery is fighting for his job at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher says he sympathises with Arsenal fans after a miserable start to the season and claims Unai Emery has only succeeded in creating ‘confusion’ at the club.The Gunners are sitting down in eighth in the Premier League following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Southampton and Emery has reportedly been given three games to save his job.Mauricio Pochettino, Max Allegri and Mikel Arteta are all being eyed as possible replacements despite Arsenal giving Emery the vote of confidence during the international break.Liverpool legend Carragher is not surprised by the recent reports and doubts Emery – who he views as a ‘Europa League level’ manager – has what it takes to fulfil expectations at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery post 2-2 draw with SouthamptonTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:11FullscreenUnai Emery post 2-2 draw with Southamptonhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-post-2-2-draw-southampton-2055604/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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In this one game against Southampton, I think in some ways it almost sums up the 18 months of Emery at Arsenal, really.‘David Luiz, a player they brought in during the summer who I actually thought it might not have been a bad signing but it’s been a disaster for them.‘Strikers in this team, he’s got two top strikers, probably as good as a pair of strikers in the league with Lacazette and Aubameyang, you don’t bear to think how bad it would be without these two.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I just look at it and I’m not sure what is really going on there at Arsenal, that is where the confusion is being created.‘I think the reason that Arsenal fans are chanting for him to go is because I think they’re in this position with Arsene Wenger, slightly different because he had a lot more time at the end because he’s a legend and he’s won so much, but I think Arsenal fans look back and think that the two best managers in the Premier League, possibly the world, they missed out on because they stuck too long with their manager.‘That’s where I think the resentment now coming from the supporters is maybe because they’re looking at Tottenham moving a manager on, maybe Manchester United will be doing it shortly or in the summer, and they don’t want to miss out again because, at this moment, I think Emery isn’t Champions League level, he’s Europa League level.‘A great career but it’s not the level I think Arsenal needed.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesGary Neville agreed that Arsenal would have no option but to consider their options if their struggles continued under Emery.‘He’s been a brilliant coach but he first goal they concede at the weekend is horrific, it almost goes beyond coaching,’ Neville said.‘He’s worked with great teams and won trophies, he’s overachieved.‘You have to come to the conclusion that they’ll have to make a change. The board at Arsenal are probably split. I would think they’re in a quandary because they won’t know what to do.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘My feeling would be you don’t make a decision, you let things breathe, until a time when it becomes really difficult.’MORE: Jamie Carragher sends clear warning to Manchester United board over Mauricio Pochettino Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 Nov 2019 10:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link389Sharescenter_img Jamie Carragher rips into Unai Emery and criticises ‘disaster’ Arsenal signing David Luiz Advertisementlast_img read more