Arsenal’s away woes continued on Monday night as they suffered a deserved defeat to Sheffield United.
Emmanuel Frimpong has blasted Unai Emery as he stated that he is ‘done’ with the Arsenal manager after his team suffered a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Monday night.
The former Gunners midfielder, who has now retired, was also critical of defender Callum Chambers, who they signed for £16 million from Southampton in 2014 [BBC Sport], and claimed that Arsenal need ‘more than that to compete’.
It was another lacklustre display from Arsenal on the road, and given their away performances last season, it has put some pressure on Emery.
Frimpong was signalling on his personal Twitter account that he would like Emery to go, as he urged him to play Rob Holding and change both fullbacks.
Change full backs play holding ffs emery how many times man with your greasy hair— EMMANUEL FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) October 21, 2019
FFS look I appreciate chambers is trying his very best as a CB but don’t u think we need more than that to compete https://t.co/cXzq4B8DCY— EMMANUEL FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) October 21, 2019
I’m done with emery— EMMANUEL FRIMPONG (@IAMFRIMPONG26) October 21, 2019
Emery’s decision-making has been coming under scrutiny in recent weeks, from not starting Kieran Tierney at Bramall Lane to the big one of not selecting Mesut Ozil in his matchday squads.
Whilst Arsenal have been picking up the results in all competitions in recent weeks, results which saw them move into third place at one point, they still have shown their defensive fragilities
Well, against Chris Wilder’s side they were well and truly punished, as their once-reliable attack failed to even show up on the night.
Arsenal are only four points behind second-placed Manchester City in the table, but they are also three points behind 11th-placed West Ham.
The North London club are in Europa League action on Thursday night before Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, and defeat against their London rivals and other results going against them, could potentially see Arsenal fall towards the bottom half.