Arsenal’s current condition makes a series of club legends join in feeling sad, including the former mainstay goalkeeper of the Gunners, Jens Lehmann. Talking about this, the German legend considers that from the very beginning the North London club had been wrong when recruiting Unai Emery.
As is known, Unai Emery was appointed to replace Arsene Wenger, after the French coach decided to resign in 2018 ago. Of course, the Spanish coach is expected to help Arsenal to rise again.
However, after only one and a half years of work, the former Paris Saint-Germain coach was fired by Arsenal management at the end of 2019 yesterday. Arsenal himself then appointed Mikel Arteta to replace Emery.
Under the direction of Mikel Arteta, Arsenal looked a little better, at least there was a change in the positive direction. However, Lehmann considers that Arsenal’s conditions are still not ideal. What the legend regrets is the club’s decision to appoint Unai Emery two years ago.
According to him, the appointment of Emery was a Blunder that Arsenal should not have done.
“I became an assistant coach at Arsenal two years ago, but then Arsene left and they changed their managerial arrangement,”
“I think Arsenal made the mistake of appointing the wrong coach. Sometimes the superiors don’t know football as I know it, and they don’t know how to win things.” Lehmann told Astro Stadium.
However, the former German national team player did not entirely blame Unai Emery. What is the main obstacle for the Spanish manager is language. He cannot speak English, which makes it difficult for Arsenal players to understand his wishes.
“I think he wants to bring his own staff who can’t speak English. Then in front of him, players like me who never played for Arsenal did not want them. ”
“I was quite surprised he was chosen as Arsenal manager because I felt he was not a good enough coach especially because of language problems. He might have a good idea in Spanish, but he can’t convey that idea well in English.” He said.