Unai Emery left Arsenal along with his popularity in tatters – and by the point he left, most Gunners followers have been happy to see him go.
They don’t, nevertheless, appear to really feel the identical method about their present supervisor Mikel Arteta, regardless of related struggles.
So related, actually, Arteta’s report is sort of similar to Emery’s after the identical variety of matches in cost. It’s worse, really.
Arteta will meet his predecessor on Thursday evening when the Gunners face Emery’s new membership Villarreal within the Europa League semi-finals – dwell on talkSPORT 2.
After constructing a popularity in Spain, then France, and seeing it smashed to bits in England – Emery is doing a positive job at Villarreal.
The Yellow Submarine are seventh in La Liga, on the right track to qualify for Europe once more subsequent season, whereas a Cup run of this magnitude is a big deal for them.
Unai Emery at Villarreal
Video games: 49
Targets for: 87
Targets towards: 47
Win share: 53
Arteta, in the meantime, pins all of his hopes on beating Emery’s facet over two legs to keep away from the same destiny.
Arsenal are ninth within the Premier League, one place under the place they have been on the time of Emery’s sacking in November 2019.
Moreover a greater defence and prettier soccer, the stone chilly info say Arteta has failed to enhance on Emery’s report and has even overseeing additional decline.
In his 78 matches, in comparison with Arteta’s 79, Emery’s facet received extra video games, misplaced much less and scored extra objectives.
Unai Emery at Arsenal
Video games: 78
Targets for: 152
Targets towards: 100
Win share: 55
Mikel Arteta at Arsenal
Video games: 79
Targets for: 127
Targets towards: 80
Win share: 51
And but whereas one Spaniard has survived, till now, the opposite didn’t.
Discover out what occurs after they meet – LIVE on talkSPORT 2 at 8pm tonight.