It was a horrible Sunday night for Arsenal as Aston Villa handed them a 3-Zero humiliation at house.
Bukayo Saka’s personal objective and an Ollie Watkins consigned the Gunners to a fourth Premier League defeat in eight matches this season – leaving them 11th within the desk.
We’re nonetheless early into the season so Arsenal are usually not far off a spot within the high 4 however the reality they’re racking up losses can be of giant concern for supervisor Mikel Arteta.
In distinction, Arteta’s predecessor, Unai Emery, had a really ‘good night!’ on Sunday as his Villarreal facet earned a 3-1 win at Getafe.
This may occasionally not appear a very spectacular consequence however it means Villarreal at the moment are SECOND in LaLiga, forward of Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Actual Madrid.
Solely Actual Sociedad sit above the Yellow Submarine after 9 video games of the season.
Emery has held this put up since July and seems to be getting his managerial mojo again after his Arsenal departure nearly a 12 months in the past.
Arteta has a fairly excessive approval score amongst Arsenal followers however regardless of the backing he has, Emery really had a greater Gunners document on the identical stage the present supervisor is at now.
Arteta has taken cost of Arsenal in 28 Premier League matches and Emery had extra wins, fewer defeats, a better win proportion, and scored extra objectives after his first 28 league matches in cost.
Unai Emery vs Mikel Arteta at begin of Arsenal profession
Arsenal below Emery
Video games performed: 28
Win proportion: 60.6%
Targets scored: 60
Targets conceded: 38
Arsenal below Arteta
Video games performed: 28
Win proportion: 46.4%
Targets scored: 41
Targets conceded: 31
Emery arrived on the Emirates Stadium with loads of pedigree, having received three Europa Leagues in three years at Sevilla earlier than selecting up extra honours answerable for Paris Saint-Germain.
His premiership began nicely as he took Arsenal on a 22-match unbeaten run within the 2018/19 season however cracks appeared quickly after they had been nicely overwhelmed by Chelsea within the 2019 Europa League last.
He was relieved of his duties in November 2019 following a poor run of outcomes. Arteta took cost a month later and has received the FA Cup and Neighborhood Protect in his brief time in cost on the membership.
Nevertheless, with Arsenal sitting within the backside half and already six factors off the highest, he has loads of work to do to show them again into title challengers.