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Category: Unai Emery

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Mesut Özil and Unai Emery clearly do not have a connection. But will Arsenal act? | Amy Lawrence

Club’s highest earner has underperformed this season and his manager has also left many fans underwhelmed. But the board does not appear to have the conviction to make a hard decisionAs Mesut Özil trudged, head bowed, around the pitch at the end of it …

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Chelsea’s Europa League triumph shows I deserve to stay, says Maurizio Sarri – video

Maurizio Sarri has said he is ‘lucky’ to be at Chelsea and deserves to stay on as manager after leading the club to the Europa League title and a top four finish in the Premier League.The Italian coach’s future at Stamford Bridge has been under co…

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Unai Emery ‘proud’ of Arsenal’s season despite Europa League final defeat to Chelsea – video

Unai Emery has said he is proud of his first season as Arsenal manager and feels positive about the club’s future despite their loss to Chelsea in the Europa League final.Eden Hazard scored twice and created a third to steer Chelsea to a 4-1 victory ov…

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Old failings rear up in Baku to leave Arsenal’s ambitions shipwrecked | Amy Lawrence

Unai Emery’s side capitulated against Chelsea and, with such an important summer ahead, the damage may be severeThere was something almost pitiful about Unai Emery gesturing enthusiastically from his technical area, urging his team forwards, in the 90t…

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Europa League’s big brother gives added edge to Arsenal v Chelsea final

Unai Emery’s team are under no illusions about the perils of missing out on Champions League qualification if they fail to beat already qualified Chelsea in BakuFor all the Europa League branding embossed over Baku’s Olympic Stadium, European football’…

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Arsenal’s win over Chelsea in January can be Europa League blueprint | Jonathan Wilson

Unai Emery has proved a master of two-leg ties but also has the wherewithal to impose his gameplan in a one-off finalTransition is often a useful excuse for football clubs but in the case of Arsenal and Chelsea it happens to be true. The Europa League …

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Baku or bust? The issues facing Sarri and Emery as final showdown looms

Both managers have overseen promising highs and bleak lows in debut seasons that will be defined by Wednesday’s resultMaurizio Sarri Chelsea finished third in the Premier League to qualify for next season’s Champions League, which fulfilled the key dem…

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David Luiz: ‘We have to beat Unai Emery as well as Arsenal in the final’

Chelsea’s Brazilian defender enjoyed his brief spell working with Unai Emery at PSG and looks forward to meeting in the Europa League final in BakuDavid Luiz has enjoyed a characteristically eventful season. He is the object of voluble criticism every …

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Baku boycott would solve Arsenal dilemma rather than leave a man behind | Barry Glendenning

If Gunners refused to contest Europa League showpiece they would generate headlines that might force Uefa into climbdownLeave no man behind. A code embraced by the US military, it refers to army policy of doing everything and anything possible to avoid…

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Arsenal’s long road to Baku leads to defining moment of their season | Amy Lawrence

If Unai Emery’s side win the Europa League final against Chelsea and qualify for the Champions League their campaign has been a successful one. Lose and the problems run deeperLast May, in a series of pow-wows to determine the chosen candidate to repla…

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Emery’s faith in Mustafi sounds alarm and widens holes in Arsenal defence

Manager once again turned to his blundering centre-back and the attackers had to atone for his team’s defensive failingsBefore this match Valencia had always had Arsenal’s number. They had won all three previous ties between the pair and then, in 2016,…

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Unai Emery admits Arsenal players have lost confidence after top-four stumble

• Successive losses have hit Arsenal’s Champions League hopes • Ramsey still missing but top scorer Aubameyang returnsUnai Emery admits he has had to help his players recover their confidence after consecutive defeats hit Arsenal’s Champions League qua…

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Emery ‘angry’ at himself not his Arsenal players as Nuno hails Wolves ‘self-belief’ – video

Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League have been dealt a fresh blow following their 3-1 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers – their heaviest defeat against a newly-promoted side in 25 years.Unai Emery’s side needed only a point to recla…

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Aaron Ramsey hopeful of returning for Arsenal before end of season

• Midfielder suffered leg injury against Napoli in Europa League• Player tells manager he hopes to play again before Juve moveAaron Ramsey has told Unai Emery he is hoping to play for Arsenal again before the end of the season. The Wales midfielder lim…

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Unai Emery unsure if Aaron Ramsey will play again for Arsenal after injury

• The midfielder went off in Italy with a hamstring injury• Arsenal reached the semi-final with victory over NapoliAaron Ramsey’s endgame at Arsenal is in the balance as he limped out of the Stadio San Paulo with hamstring damage suffered during his te…

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Europa League: Unai Emery calls on Arsenal to seize the moment at Napoli

• Gunners manager keen to silence Stadio San Paolo crowd• Napoli have lost just once at home since the start of the seasonUnai Emery insists Arsenal are in Naples with victory on their minds as they face the delicate task of how best to prepare for wha…

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Unai Emery defends Mesut Özil over jacket thrown at Everton manager

• Özil threw jacket from substitutes’ bench• Emery: ‘We lost one big opportunity’Unai Emery said he could understand the frustration with Arsenal’s lame defeat at Everton that manifested itself in Mesut Özil throwing a jacket towards the opposition ma…

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Denis Suárez is ready to make an impact for Arsenal, says Unai Emery

• Midfielder impressed during warm-weather break in Dubai• ‘He is OK for starting in the first XI, to give us this impact’Unai Emery believes Denis Suárez’s form over the international break has demonstrated he is ready to excel for Arsenal. The 25-yea…

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Premier League managers – the satisfaction index 2018-19

Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp have the expected high ratings, Mauricio Pochettino’s stock is slowly slipping and Chelsea’s incumbent is probably lucky to be in lower mid-tableThe international break appears to be coming to an end without any further m…

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Arsenal fire warning to Spurs that race for north London has not yet been won | Barney Ronay

Unai Emery’s side have their rivals and the Champions League in their sights after a victory over Manchester UnitedWe’re coming for you, we’re coming for you. Oh Tottenham Hotspur, we’re coming for you. At the end of a raucous, fun, potentially vital P…