Emery got it wrong
Arsenal fans were not happy as they crashed out of the Carabao Cup.
To make things worse, it was at the hands of bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs may have lost against Arsenal in the league, but they managed to get their revenge here.
Speculation over the future of manager Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t made a difference to the club, and they were commanding.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery however came under serious fire.
It was more because his team selection was so wrong than anything else.
Fans made the point that Mesut Ozil should have started the game, and leaving him out the squad fully was a mistake.
It was apparently for tactical reasons, but it went very wrong.
Fans also wondered why Aaron Ramsey is being allowed to leave.
“wE dOnT nEeD oZiL wE aRe mUcH bEtTeR wItHoUt hIM”
Emery will definitely get sacked if he doesn’t find a way to fit Ozil in his team. Ramsey isn’t fit to lace Ozil’s shoes. Zero creativity.
— Big Weng (@AdolfAragorn) December 19, 2018
The Ramsey one is more baffling for me- no idea why he’s not being offered a contract. I get the exclusion of Ozil in some games, his system isn’t built for luxury players- but very odd he’s not in the squad. Makes me sad.
— Alistair Mawas (@ajmawas) December 19, 2018
Laca Always on the Bench,Emery will soon understand this shit,very soon
— kelechi (@evuleogu) December 19, 2018
Emery got everything wrong…
— Tolu_James (@tjames_Debayo) December 19, 2018
Emery why why ????
Your team selection bad
— DaviD__ (@13thDavid) December 19, 2018
That was the most pathetic performance I’ve seen from this Unai Emery team. If you watch that shit and you think you can get away with leaving Özil out for tactical reasons then you’re a fucking idiot.
— Ryan (@RyanMKIV) December 19, 2018
If the whole team aren’t fined for this performance, then Emery has no balls #ARSTOT
— Mick Gordon (@mickgordon19) December 19, 2018
— Big dog (@damienhilliard) December 19, 2018
Emery’s team selection and his substitutions in recent weeks have been really questionable and it’s evident in the team’s struggles. He really needs to go back to the drawing board.
— AJAYI Tiolu (@Tioluwa69) December 19, 2018
Shocking performance. One of the worst under Emery so far! Emery needs to start picking the right team from the start & not making substitutes at HT every match. Deploying Xhaka back in midfield would probably help aswell.
— Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) December 19, 2018
Aslong as emery continues to play xhaka in defence i will continue to blame him. All emery’s fault and his stupid team selection’s and formation’s
— Matthew (@minstrel69) December 19, 2018
Tonight was embarrassing not from Emery or the team they gave the best they could. But the result the loss is deserved because a section of fans have lowered us. By abusing players and manager but most importantly hurting a rival player. Not fucking cool at all. #ARSTOT #COYG
— gunnergal-1 (@afc1gunner) December 19, 2018
The last few games where we have been poor, I’ve realised Emery hasn’t been nowhere near as vocal and active as he was first.
Almost like he knows what’s coming.
— (@ClinicalLacaz) December 19, 2018