Arsenal new head-coach Unai Emery suffered a comprehensive 2-0 defeat at the hands of reigning Premier League champions in his eagerly anticipated first match as the Gunners new manager.
The north London club fans headed into this game with a new found hope, however, the defeat to Manchester City showed that Arsenal, as a whole, still has a long way to go until the team are ready to mount a title charge.
However, it’s very important to take notice that we are only one game into the new season, and there’s still 37 epl fixtures to be played, although this top-flight fixtures hasn’t stopped Arsenal legend Tony Adams from slamming his former club new manager.
The former England international, who lost all seven matches in his managerial spell with Granada, told talkSPORT:
“It was the same kind of performance. I was a little bit deflated and disappointed.
“Coming from Arsene who always played open attacking football, I really wanted the new manager to come in there and tighten things up.
“For the last ten years now – (we’ve been) leaking goals, soft away from home.
“I wanted him to put his new goalkeeper in, work with his back four, have two screening central-midfield players, and keep a clean sheet. It was crying out for it. But I didn’t see that.”
“I don’t know what he’s been doing for the last six weeks.”
Although, while it’s nice to be criticised by one of the club’s legend, Emery could take this as a pinch of salt given Adams’ own poor managerial record.
Tony Adams has been unable to make a good transition from player to a successful manager, having suffered relegation with Wycombe, registered just 10 points from 16 games at Portsmouth, while he also failed to record a single point during his time in charge of Granada.