Arsenal legend mocks Emery’s woeful tactics with one savage tweet

By on November 7, 2019


Ian Wright has taken to Twitter to mock Unai Emery’s laughable tactics during Arsenal’s drab 1-1 draw with Vitoria on Wednesday evening.

The Gunners boss rang the changes for the Europa League group stage clash after making eight changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Wolves in the Premier League last weekend. However, it wasn’t the change in personnel that was the problem it was Emery’s clueless tactics.

The Spaniard switched formations as he deployed a 3-4-3 / 5-4-1 against the Portuguese minnows and it resulted in one of the worst performances of the season as Arsenal struggled to create anything of note. In the first half Vitoria had 10 shots on our goal compared to Arsenal’s measly one long range effort.  Things didn’t get much better in the second half as there was absolutely ZERO service into Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka.

Our first shot on target came in the 81st minute when Shkodran Mustafi headed home the opening goal from a Pepe free-kick but in true Arsenal style we failed to kill the game and allowed Vitoria to score a stoppage time equaliser.

Fans were livid at a poor result but it was the inept performance that really had supporters riled as the football on display was horrendous. We had plenty of possession but did nothing with it other than pass the ball sideways across the back 3/5 and across the midfield.

It was painful to watch at times. Arsenal completed over 500 passes in the game but just ONE pass was made into the Vitoria penalty area throughout the entire ninety minutes – which was Pepe’s free-kick for the goal.

The pass map from yesterday’s game has been doing the rounds on Twitter as it depicts just how woeful Arsenal were during the game.  It wasn’t just the fans who were left unimpressed by Emery’s tactics as Arsenal legend Ian Wright responded to the pass map image with a GIF summing up how many supporters felt about the performance; sick.

Check out the pass map and Wrights reply below:

The lack of creativity in Emery’s team has been obvious for months. Arsenal have played woeful football all season [and the end of last season] and it’s simply not good enough considering Arsene Wenger built teams known for their attacking flair.

The team nowadays is unrecognisable and Emery isn’t getting anywhere near enough out of a very talented squad that consists of creative talents such as Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson and Dani Ceballos.

Something has to change quickly before it’s too late as this squad is going nowhere fast under Emery and another inept performance like yesterday’s against Leicester on Saturday will result in a heavy defeat – which could end our hopes of the top four.