Sam Allardyce slams Unai Emery’s tactics after 2-0 loss to Manchester City

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.”

Sam Allardyce

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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.

Related: Petr Cech insists he has not been told he is Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper

Manchester City’s win over Arsenal, Premier League team of the week



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