Unai Emery began life as Arsenal boss by hosting Premier League Champions, Manchester City this past Sunday.
However, after the Gunners were beaten 2-0 by City, former England and Crystal Palace boss Sam Allardyce has had some harsh things to say about Emery and his tactics.
‘This is the manager’s fault. It’s his fault’
Allardyce said on TalkSPORT,
“This is the manager’s fault. It’s his fault.
“Don’t ask somebody to do against Manchester City what you shouldn’t do, and you should not play out like that against Manchester City.
“What do Manchester City do? Press press press. So why do you try and play out when they press press press?
“Even the Arsenal crowd cheered when they dropped one in the opposition half. You cannot just force the only way to play is this way in this country.
“We are getting obsessed with this stupid let’s play out from the back, split the centre halfs, either side of the 18-yard box and go and play from there… (it’s) utter rubbish to play like that all of the time.
“When you’re the best at it [like City] then you can do it.”
'We are OBSESSED with this STUPID way of playing!' 😠
Sam Allardyce isn't a fan of teams playing it out from the back…
What do you make of Sam's comments? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/iKSjNZUnt5
— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) August 13, 2018
Arsenals vs Manchester City
City kicked off their 2018/19 season just like they ended their first. Pep’s men were dominant throughout and it took just 14 minutes for Raheem Sterling to give them a 1-0 lead.
Arsenal did their best to get back into the game but City kept coming at them.
Sergio Aguero forced Cech into a superb save when he was through one on none.
But moments later Bernardo Silva doubled City’s lead with an excellent finish, making it 2-0 and winning the game for Manchester City.