Unai Emery held personal meetings with every member of his senior squad following their humiliation in the Europa League final against Chelsea.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy whilst coduring the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – MAY 29: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy whilst coduring the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

According to the Daily Mail, the Arsenal head coach called every one of his senior team in for an individual meeting that lasted around 20 minutes.

Quite what he said during those meetings is not clear but we can hope many of them were questioned on why it is they believe they are professional footballers.

The conversations were said to have been ‘constructive’.

Sami Mokbel in Daily Mail 14 June 2019
Sami Mokbel in Daily Mail 14 June 2019

With June half over we still have no idea what the club is planning on doing in this transfer window, which big names will be sold to make room (and money) for new additions nor how Unai Emery plans to rectify Arsenal’s Spurs-esque collapse at the end of the season.

One also has to wonder why he waited until the defeat in Baku to hold these meetings with players. Would it not have been better to hold them before the biggest game of the season, say, after they lost to Crystal Palace, Wolves, or Leicester when the season, and Champions League, could still have been salvaged?

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