“Fraud”, “worse than Wenger” – Some Arsenal fans want ‘#EmeryOut’ after West Ham loss

By on January 12, 2019

It’s fair to say the honeymoon period for Unai Emery is well and truly over with some Arsenal supporters already calling for his head after today’s defeat at West Ham.

Emery enjoyed a solid start to life at the Emirates Stadium after replacing Arsene Wenger in the hot-seat last summer as after losing our opening two games, we went on a 22-game unbeaten run in all competitions.

However, the wheels have fallen off in recent weeks as we’ve won just two of our last six Premier League games [W2 D1 L3] and suffered our third loss in that period with a disappointing 1-0 defeat at West Ham this afternoon.

We struggled to create many clear cut chances and fell to a sloppy goal shortly after half time when Declan Rice curled home a lovely effort following a woeful headed clearance from Granit Xhaka.

Fingers have rightly been pointed at Emery as he left our most creative player, Mesut Ozil, back in north London for ‘tactical reasons’ and some fans aren’t happy with how the Arsenal boss is dealing with his feud with the German playmaker.

Today’s performance, especially in the second half, was pitiful and even without Ozil you’d expect an Arsenal side with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi to at least trouble the West Ham goal.

However, we were one-paced all game, failed to control things in midfield and once again failed to keep a clean sheet at the back so we got deservedly beaten this afternoon and are now in danger of falling six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Fans clearly aren’t happy and some have taken to social media to call for Emery’s head with one fan claiming Arsenal are worse under the Spaniard than we were under Arsene Wenger while other supporters labelled Emery a ‘fraud’.

Fans have every right to be concerned as we’ve not played well for weeks and I also haven’t seen many signs of actual progress this season but I do acknowledge that wanting to change the manager is premature as it’s going to take a lot longer than 6 months to solve all of Arsenal’s problems.

Here is what some fans have been saying: