Arsenal boss Unai Emery inexplicably saw an 'improvement' in Frankfurt defeat


Arsenal have gone seven consecutive games without a win in all competitions for the first time since 1992.

Arsene Wenger held the reins in north London for over 1,000 matches, but never oversaw as bad of a run as the one Unai Emery now finds himself at the centre at.

The beleaguered Spaniard watched from the touchline as his Arsenal side lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt, surrendering a 1-0 lead given to them by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

A second-half brace from Daichi Kamada completely flipped the game on its head and ensured that Emery would stride down the tunnel to tens of thousands of boos.

It now leaves the Gunners without a victory of any sorts since the 3-2 win over Vitoria on October 24, since which they've experienced three defeats and four draws.

Arsenal 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt

As a result, all signs point to Emery being sacked in the coming days and there are even reports that Freddie Ljungberg is being prepared to take temporary charge at Norwich City.

And if Emery has already conducted his final post-match interview at Arsenal, it certainly wasn't one that gave fans a satisfying conclusion.

That's because Emery bafflingly declared that he saw improvements in Arsenal's Frankfurt display. Yup, improvements.

Arsenal FC v Eintracht Frankfurt: Group F - UEFA Europa League

Emery's post-match interview

According to The Sun, the Spanish head coach remarked: "I am being positive but I'm also realistic and we lost against a good opponent.

"We have improved from our last match and we are still first and have the opportunity to qualify, but we missed the opportunity tonight.

"We showed an improvement in the first half and we had a lot of opportunities to score but we did not take them.

"The first five or ten minutes of the second half were good but then we lost control for 15 minutes and we could not change the result."

GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

Well, if Emery is sent packing this week, then at least he can add the Overstatement of the Year award to his box of personal effects. 

Were there improvements against Frankfurt? Barely, and noting positives changes from a dire 2-2 draw with Southampton isn't exactly saying much regardless.

It's never nice to see managers under pressure nor being linked with the sack, but Emery's position is clearly untenable.  

Arsenal FC v Southampton FC - Premier League

You've got to respect the man for staying positive through it all, but Arsenal fans would have preferred him to come out all guns blazing and dropping some serious home truths.

Instead, he's sugarcoated the whole situation and looks set to leave the Emirates Stadium apparently blind to the dismay and negativity that's bred under his tenure.

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