'Emeryball in a nutshell' summed up in one passage of play in Sheffield United v Arsenal

Unai Emery's tactics at Arsenal are not working

Arsenal were shocked by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Monday night.

The newly-promoted side won 1-0 thanks to Lys Mousset's first half strike.

Unai Emery now finds himself under pressure at the club, with Arsenal sitting in fifth having picked up 15 points from their opening nine games.

The manner of the defeat made the result even more disappointing.

Aside from Nicolas Pepe's golden opportunity in the first half, Arsenal failed to create very little and deservedly lost the game.

Jamie Carragher was working as a pundit on Sky Sports last night and he slated Emery's tactics after the game.

"I don't see anything different to when Arsene Wenger was there at the end. I don't see it," he said.

"In fact they actually look worse. In the first half tonight Sheffield United actually played better football than Arsenal. You would never say that under Wenger.

Lys Mousset scored the only goal in Sheffield United vs Arsenal

"I just expected something different. It's just like seeing the same stuff. Nothing has changed."

And one passage of play during the game shows that Arsenal have indeed gone backwards under Emery.

The Spanish manager insists that his side plays out of the back and retains possession at all times. His tactics don't really change even if his side are losing.

While 1-0 down in the 56th minute, Arsenal's players decided to pass the ball around the back, which ended in them losing the ball in a dangerous area.

Watch the clip below:

Atrocious. They needed a goal but showed no urgency to pass the ball forward what-so-ever.

Sheffield United didn't even press them aggressively in the knowledge that Arsenal would probably give them the ball back anyway.

In the end, Arsenal's players panicked and gifted their opponents back possession cheaply.

It doesn't help that some of their players, including Sokratis, don't really have the technical skills to pass the ball around the back.

Unai Emery watches on as his side lose to Sheffield United

Carragher also questioned whether Emery should be Arsenal manager much longer.

"It's still early in his second season, but I think we're getting to that stage near Christmas where you think 'is Unai Emery the right man to take Arsenal into his third season?'" He added.

If Arsenal continue to play football like this, it seems only a matter of time before Emery is shown the door.

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