EPL: Wenger reveals mistake Arsenal made with Unai Emery
Legendary Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has said the club didn’t give his successor, Unai Emery enough time.
Emery replaced Wenger in the summer of 2018, after the Frenchman had spent 22 years in charge of the Premier League club.
However, he was fired after only 18 months at the Emirates, after the Gunners missed out on a top-four place by a point, finishing in fifth behind Tottenham Hotspur.
In the Europa League, Arsenal lost 4-1 in the final to London rivals Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta was brought in to replace Emery and went on to win the FA Cup in the same season.
Despite failing to qualify for Europe last season, Arteta has been given time to implement his style and philosophy on the squad and patience has paid off this term.
When asked about whether Emery was unfairly treated at Arsenal, Wenger told BEIN Sports: “They didn’t give him enough time, but there is a lot to talk about. For example, is it right that a team who is not successful in the group stages can play in the Europa League.
“For the last 10 years, the teams who are not successful in the Champions League go on to win the UEFA Cup. So, he has transformed a non-successful team into a successful one with Sevilla.
“It was more to give an importance to the trophy than to the sporting integrity. I think Unai Emery is a great coach, he has shown it in Spain and he is constantly at the top level.”
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