Arsenal fans have been left furious over Unai Emery’s comments on Liverpool midfielder Fabinho.
Emery dropped the bombshell yesterday that Arsenal wanted to sign Fabinho last season, only for him to end up at Liverpool.
He said to the London Evening Standard: "In France I loved Fabinho a lot. He was in Monaco and I wanted to sign for PSG. When I arrived here, also his name was on the table to achieve to sign him, but he signed for Liverpool."
With Emery already under pressure at Arsenal, the comments have not gone down well with supporters.
Some Gunners fans are questioning why Emery would make such a statement when he has Lucas Torreira at the club currently.
Torreira joined Arsenal in 2018, but it seems as if he was second choice to Fabinho now.
Emery has already shown reluctance over using Torreira, even though he is highly rated by Arsenal supporters.
And Arsenal fans think that Emery’s latest words could be another knock to Torreira’s confidence.
The Fabinho comment by Emery is so disrespectful to Torreira. He has a DM in the squad, but because he isn’t tall enough, Emery thinks he’s an AM....— Met. (@AFCMet) October 24, 2019
Unai Emery publically admitting he wanted Fabinho whilst Torreira is sitting on the bench. End it all— George Wright (@GheorgheWright) October 24, 2019
selling players out and throwing them under the bus. Way to uplift torreira's confidence you rat emery https://t.co/7G4fUPuwMU— Pink Mamba (Koby) (@arsenal_mo) October 24, 2019
I see those Emery comments on Fabinho and I think fair enough. But it’s also infuriating how he is saying that and leaving one of the best defensive midfielders in the league to rot on the bench. It’s clear that Torreira was never Emery’s man. We will lose him on the cheap also.— Darren Ross (@DeejAFC) October 24, 2019
Nah forget the football, this is a sackable offence. Torreira > Fabinho > Xhaka > Emery— Ali (@chiefdouzi) October 24, 2019
Bruv I’m actually so mad. Same torreira who had Fabinho twerking at the carpet last season. I need him gone ASAP. I don’t even know if Freddie is any good but this can’t run man— Black Dan #TapInFootball (@dankoogs) October 24, 2019
Why is he talking about Fabinho when he’s not even playing Torreira— Ben Owusu (@Thereal_owusu) October 24, 2019
Emery has lost the plot. Talking a load of nonsense. What a shocking man manager. What does it do to Torreira's confidence when he is coming out saying he wanted Fabinho? What an absolute joke of a man and coach! @UnaiEmery_— Wajdi (@ThierryWajdiAFC) October 24, 2019
Arsenal are next in action later this evening when they take on Vitoria, and it remains to be seen whether Torreira will be handed a rare start in the Europa League.
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