Tag: Unai Emery

Unai Emery was Head Coach of Arsenal Football Club from May 2018 to November 2019.

Unai Emery's former club consider bringing him back

Sevilla could consider rehiring Unai Emery as their head coach if results under Julen Lopetegui don't improve, according to reports in Spain.

Arsenal midfielder believes his injury came from playing too many matches

Dani Ceballos believes his recent injury, the worst of his career so far, came from playing too many matches under Unai Emery.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. - Unai Emery's troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Emery blames refs and players for PSG and Arsenal problems: France Football interview in...

Unai Emery said little of interest when at Arsenal but since being sacked he hasn't shut up and now features on the front page of France Football with a lengthy 6-page interview inside.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette gestures during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on February 2, 2020.

Arsenal hit 107-year low

Arsenal's tally of just six wins all season so far is their lowest in 107 years.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Hector Bellerin embraces Gabriel Martinelli and Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

2 standout stars: Arsenal’s January player ratings

January was Mikel Arteta's first full month in charge of Arsenal, so how did the players rate?
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery looks on from the bench during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match between Vitoria Guimaraes SC and Arsenal FC at the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on November 6, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Why Unai Emery is wrong to blame Arsenal fans for his own failures

Unai Emery has heaped a huge dollop of responsibility for his sacking on top of Arsenal fans when the reality is we were the least of his problems given his own ineptitude.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Arteta's Arsenal show drastic improvement in this defensive stat

Under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal are showing drastic improvement in the number of shots conceded per game versus the Unai Emery days.
Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher attends a press conference with Liverpool's English captain and midfielder Steven Gerrard (not pictured) at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 12, 2015 ahead of an All-Star charity match at the stadium on March 29. Picture: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Jamie Carragher admits he was wrong about Mikel Arteta

Jamie Carragher has used his column in Saturday's Daily Telegraph to admit he was wrong about Mikel Arteta when the Arsenal head coach was...
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

I love this club. I am committed to it: Arsenal fan favourite says what...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang used his pre-match programme notes to declare his commitment to Arsenal and dismiss rumours he wants to leave, so I guess he'll be signing a new contract soon, then?
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: Mikel Arteta and Zech Medley during a training session at Emirates Stadium on December 28, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta quotes emphasise huge difference between his style and Unai Emery's

Mikel Arteta insists he's focusing much more on the way he wants Arsenal to play than on the opposition, in stark contrast to what Unai Emery drew criticism for.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on December 21, 2019, in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Leeds manager: Pepe has skills, obvious skills, skills to show

Ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup game against Leeds United on Monday, their head coach, Marcelo Bielsa has been bigging up Nicolas Pepe's skills.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Stats show Lucas Torreira instant improvement under Mikel Arteta compared to Unai Emery

Under Unai Emery Lucas Torreira was not a happy man but with Mikel Arteta at the helm, he seems a player reborn.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) embraces Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 2-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

It wasn’t hard: Mikel Arteta unlocks Mesut Ozil after Unai Emery trauma

Mesut Ozil is finished they said with authority but against Manchester United on Wednesday night, the German made a lot of people eat a lot of words.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Aubameyang’s defensive stats v Chelsea smash his season averages

I've not always believed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the best choice for club captain but on Sunday against Chelsea, the forward led by example for the whole match.
Vlad Dragomir (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

He refused a new contract at Arsenal, now 3 Serie A sides want him

Three Serie A sides are reportedly interested in signing former Arsenal youngster, Vlad Dragomir, who is currently playing with Perugia in Serie B.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Arteta wants to win Arsenal fans back but he already has them ahead of...

Mikel Arteta believes if he can convince the players he can turn things around the fans will believe but do the fans need much to convince them?
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal points instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Torreira Napoli deal moves closer with fee between €30m and €35m says Italian report

Arsenal are reportedly asking €35m for Lucas Torreira while Napoli are willing to offer €30m according to a report in Italy.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery looks on from the bench during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match between Vitoria Guimaraes SC and Arsenal FC at the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on November 6, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Unai Emery says Arsenal were considering giving him a new contract

Unai Emery has confirmed that some at Arsenal wanted to give him a new contract in his first interview since being sacked by the club last month.
(Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Thanks Unai, Good ebening Mikel

Last year, I thought replacing Arsene Wenger with Mikel Arteta was a really stupid idea but Unai Emery helped me come around
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta (L) and Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla (R) walk to the pitch for a training session at the club's complex in London Colney on March 12, 2013 ahead of the team's last 16 UEFA Champions League football match against Bayern Munich in Germany on March 13. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

Mikel Arteta Arsenal contract length and wages reported as deal announcement moves closer

Arsenal have reportedly reached an agreement with Mikel Arteta to become their new manager and all that's left to workout is how much the club will pay Manchester City in compensation.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Southampton FC at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Stop giving Unai Emery so much credit for his treatment of Arsenal’s youth players

A table on the 'minutes played by academy graduates last season' at Arsenal reveals Unai Emery wasn't as good at integrating youth as some make out.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Mikel Arteta and Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium on May 9, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

What Mikel Arteta is asking from Arsenal

If Mikel Arteta is about to become the next Arsenal manager, then we have some idea of what he's asking for based on reports from last summer.

Santi Cazorla: If Wenger had stayed, maybe I would have

Santi Cazorla says he might have stayed at Arsenal if Arsene Wenger was still manager, but all the changes that summer made it difficult.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal battles for possession with Javier Manquillo of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Unwanted Arsenal midfielder explain's how Unai Emery's tactics caused his goals to dry up

Henrikh Mkhitaryan says Unai Emery's tactics left him building play alongside the defensive midfielder and prevented him from getting more involved in the goals.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Manager of Arsenal, Unai Emery makes a point during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Unai Emery rejects chance to manage Premier League club

Unai Emery rejected the chance to manage Everton, as well as turning down two offers from China, according to reports in Spain.
Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos pleads with Referee Graham Scott after receiving a yellow card during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 5, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Hopefully in a good way: Sokratis believes Arsenal are ready to 'explode' against Manchester...

When you read about an Arsenal centreback saying the team are ready to 'explode,' you should probably check what he means.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Unwanted Arsenal midfielder explains main difference between Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has praised playing under Arsene Wenger even though he only got to do it for six months before the Frenchman left the club and has highlighted major differences between him and Unai Emery.
NAPLES, ITALY - DECEMBER 10: Carlo Ancelotti SSC Napoli coach before the UEFA Champions League group E match between SSC Napoli and KRC Genk at Stadio San Paolo on December 10, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Why Carlo Ancelotti isn’t the manager Arsenal want but he’s the one they need

Arsenal hiring Carlo Ancelotti before Unai Emery would have weirdly felt like a step sideways but the Italian is exactly what Arsenal need at this moment in time.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery looks on from the bench during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match between Vitoria Guimaraes SC and Arsenal FC at the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on November 6, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Everton manager decision could save Arsenal millions

As Everton look for a new manager to replace Macro Silva there has been talk of interest in Unai Emery and it seems like he might have a  clause in his termination agreement similar to Mauricio Pochettino's.
EIBAR, SPAIN - APRIL 20: Thomas Teye Partey of Atletico Madrid in action during the La Liga match between SD Eibar and Club Atletico de Madrid at Ipurua Municipal Stadium on April 20, 2019 in Eibar, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

David Ornstein: Unai Emery wanted to sign €50m midfielder this summer

Unai Emery wanted Arsenal to sign Thomas Partey over the summer, but the club decided to commit their funds to bringing in a winger instead.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02: Manager of Arsenal, Unai Emery makes a point during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 02, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Everton hold meeting with Unai Emery over head coach job

Everton have made contact with former Arsenal boss Unai Emery over their vacant head coach job, according to reports.
SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 24: Mikel Arteta, Assistant coach of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at Liberty Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola wants Mikel Arteta to stay but says he’s ready to manage ‘now’

Pep Guardiola has no problem recommending Mikel Arteta as his successor at Manchester City when his contract expires in 2021, claiming the Spaniard is ready to manage 'now' as Arsenal circle.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium in London on October 27, 2019. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Unai Emery’s preferred XI: Who was in, who was out?

Looking through some stats, I thought it an interesting distraction to have a gander at the players Unai Emery picked the most often this season to see if I could make a first XI.

Stephan Lichtsteiner names Unai Emery's biggest weakness at Arsenal

Stephan Lichtsteiner says Unai Emery's one big problem at Arsenal was the way he dealt with the top players at the club.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Episode 225: Ready, Steady, Freddie

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew,  Anita, Paul, and Dan review the adios to Unai, statements from Josh, and Freddie's...
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger of France poses during a photo session in Paris on May 22, 2019. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)

7 things I desperately hope Arsene Wenger’s book reveals

When Arsene Wenger's book is released in 2020 there will be mile-long queues comprised of Arsenal fans, desperately seeking answers to some of the biggest mysteries from his time at the club.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Patrick Vieira the manager of Nice looks on during a pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Patrick Vieira responds to Arsenal rumours

Patrick Vieira spoke to the media this weekend about Unai Emery's departure from Arsenal and the rumours about him taking over.

Bacary Sagna: Unai Emery's departure is a bit sad - Arsenal need more stability

Bacary Sagna says the departure of Unai Emery and the situation surrounding his sacking is a bit sad, and he thinks Arsenal need more stability.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal looks on from the substitute bench ahead of the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil his best player: Arsenal player ratings in Unai Emery’s final month

As we say Goodbye! to Unai Emery and Hello! to Freddie Ljungberg, let's take a look how the Arsenal players rated in Unai Emery's final month in charge.
MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 30: Mauricio Pochettino, head coach of Tottenham looks on before the Audi Cup 2019 semi final match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Arena on July 30, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Arsenal hiring Pochettino is stupid…or is it?

There’s no denying it. Arsenal hiring Mauricio Pochettino after Tottenham replaced him with a man who is trying to prove he’s not a massive...