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Wenger calls on Emery to “stand up” after Arsenal failure

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Arsene Wenger has hit back at Unai Emery’s claims that Arsenal was in a “downward slope”, calling on him to stand up and not look to shift the blame.

Unai Emery recently hit out at the state of Arsenal when he took over. The Spaniard claimed that the club was on a “downward slope.” Believing he was not afforded enough time given the magnitude of the task.

The man he replaced Arsene Wenger has hit back at such claims. The Frenchman looks at the cold hard facts about his most recent years at Arsenal.

In an interview reported by Goal, he calls on Emery to look at a little closer to home rather than others for his failings.

He said:

“In 2017 we made 75 points and won the FA Cup so you cannot say that Arsenal was in decline.”

“The year before [2016] we finished second in the league.”

“2018 was my last year but it is very difficult to come out on that.”

“Arsenal is a club that is in a very strong position financially.”

“It has good players, after that when you are a manager you have to stand up for what you do and your results and not look around you.”

“That is the only thing you can do.”

Wenger is not the only one to take exception to Emery’s comments. Former player Ian Wright branded him “delusional.”

It’s hard to argue with the facts, Unai Emery!