Unai Emery: Three Reasons why Arsenal should not sack him just yet
There is no doubt that Arsenal have a lot of problems at present. The Gunners have been struggling to find form this season and one major reason for that is manager Unai Emery.
Despite all the criticism for the Spanish manager, signing a new one may not be the solution to the problem. The likes of Jose Mourinho, Max Allegri and others have been linked with the Emirates' job.
Though these reputed managers have some good qualities, there is no guarantee that they can make a major difference at Arsenal. With that being said, here are three reasons why the north London giants should not sack their current boss yet:
3. No Guarantee Of Champions League Football
A new manager does not guarantee the arrival of Champions League football at the Emirates. Whether it is Mourinho or someone else who takes over, the squad needs a lot of changes to be made.
Many of the players in the squad at present are average and a change is a must, with the upcoming transfer windows proving to be crucial to the cause.
Due to this, there is no guarantee that any manager who steps up to take the job will be able to provide immediate results.The fans surely want a change, but not all changes are bound to be good.
2. Defensive Crisis
The problem with Arsenal is the defensive line. No matter which player has been brought into the team during the recent seasons, things have looked quite weak at the back.
Players like Tierney and Holding are yet to prove themselves since their return from injury. On the other hand, Hector Bellerin has looked rather rusty as well and needs more time.
The addition of William Saliba to the team could be a plus point, but the centre-back will only join the team, at the end of the current campaign. There is a serious need to bring in more quality at the back, though it is highly unlikely that the club will sign more players in January.
1. The Financial Implications
Based on a recent report, it was suggested that sacking Unai Emery would cost somewhere around a total of £15m, with his contract running down at the end of next year.
The Spanish has a £6m per year deal with the Gunners and the total could be a staggering one, if the cost of firing his support-staff is also counted.
With that being said, it makes zero sense at all to sack the current boss at this point. The money can be rather spent to bring in more players in the summer transfer window or repay some of the debt that is pending. Arsenal have bought the likes of Nicolas Pepe and William Saliba, prior to the start of the season.
The problem with the deals has been that, though the players have signed for the north London giants, the club is yet to pay the full amount.
This means that they will still have to pay more money for these players and wasting it on Emery is surely not advisable, unless Champions League football is guaranteed.