Thursday, 11 June 2020

Unai Emery wasn't good enough for Arsenal - Lehmann

Unai Emery wasn't good enough for Arsenal - Lehmann

Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann believes the appointment of Unai Emery by the club was a big mistake and that the Spaniard wasn't just good enough for the club.

Unai Emery was appointed to lead Arsenal into a new era after Arsene Wenger decided it was time to leave after 22 years of managing the London side. Unai Emery was fresh from Paris Saint-Germain but he couldn't bring any significant change to the club as he only lasted 18 months.

During Emery's time at the club, the London side only manages to win 25 Premier League games, drew 13, and also lost 13 in 51 games. The Spaniard was however sacked after the club lost to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.

Speaking with Stadium Astro on YouTube, Jens Lehmann has now labeled the appointment of Unai Emery by the club as a mistake and that Emery wasn't just good enough.

'I was there as an assistant coach two years ago but then Arsene has left and they have changed the whole managerial team and I think they made a mistake by choosing the wrong guys," Lehmann said

'The people at the top sometimes don't know what I know about football and they didn't experience how to win things. So it's not easy for them.'

'I think he wanted to bring his own staff who couldn't even speak English.'

'Then a guy like me, who was a player for them, I think he just didn't want us.'

'I think it was a big present to him that he was picked as a manager for Arsenal because I think he was not good enough because he had this lingual problem.'

'He may have some good ideas in Spanish but he never came across as being transferrable to English football.'

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