Arsenal’s 12-game record in the last 5 seasons shows Emery’s time is up
Arsenal have endured one of their worst starts to a Premier League season this time. Unai Emery has come under the light for all the negative reasons and seems to be running out of ideas to save his job.
After reaching the Europa League final last season and some positive summer business, Arsenal were expected to make a brighter start to the season, but everything has been far from sight and it seems to worsen as the league gets tougher.
Summer signings Nicolas Pepe and David Luiz have been the most underwhelming performers this season and the rest of the team have had an average season so far, except for Aubameyang who has 8 goals in the league.
Gunners boss Emery is coming under pressure from the fans due to the team’s poor run of form, according to Football.london. Former Arsenal defender Matthew Upson believes that Unai Emery’s biggest mistake was trying to change things quickly at the club.
A loss to Southampton will put Emery’s position in jeopardy. Their stats from the previous seasons show how poorly the Spaniard has fared at the club this season.
Let’s take a look at how Arsenal fared in the five previous seasons by the end of 12 gameweeks.
Arsenal had 26 points in 12 matches in the 2015/16 season, which is their best in the last five seasons. Meanwhile, they have just 17 points this season so far, which is very shameful by their standards.
They fared decently with 25, 22 and 24 points from the 2016/17 to 2018/19 seasons respectively.
The Gunners were soaring high up the table in 2nd position after 8 wins at this point in 2015/16. And in the three seasons that followed, they won 7 out their 12 games.
With 4 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses so far this season, they have their worst record and are 17 points behind league leaders Liverpool.
Last season, they scored a staggering 26 goals in 12 matches and this season they have netted only 16 times, by far their worst goalscoring season.
Their goal difference has gone negative this season after conceding 17 goals so far, which shows their worst defensive record. Emery failed to strengthen the backline after the departure of Laurent Koscielny.
David Luiz had the best of his time in his first stint with Chelsea and since joining Arsenal, he has become error-prone and that has cost Arsenal a lot.
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Unai Emery seems to have run out of ideas and has been bearing the grunt of the fans after failing to do better in his second season with the club.
The Spaniard was very successful during his time at Sevilla but in North London, his time has not been smooth. His game plan has been very discreet and opponents have easily breached them.
It looks like Wenger’s last season with the club has been much better than this season. It would be good if Arsenal decide to bring in a new manager who can get along with the players and help the club regain its lost glory.