Unai Emery struggled to motivate Arsenal’s top players, admits Stephan Lichtsteiner

Unai Emery and Stephan Lichtsteiner in Arsenal training last season
and Stephan Lichtsteiner spent one season collectively at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Stephan Lichtsteiner has been reluctant to criticise Unai Emery after his dismissal at Arsenal however admits the Spaniard ‘struggled’ to get essentially the most out of the membership’s top gamers.

The Gunners’ dismal 2-1 defeat at dwelling to Eintracht Frankfurt final Thursday summed up their depressing begin to the season and Emery was sacked the next morning.

has taken cost on a short lived foundation and oversaw the aspect’s 2-2 draw away to Norwich on the weekend.

Though Arsenal have each confidence in Ljungberg succeeding as caretaker boss, it’s probably an exterior candidate will probably be appointed to steer the aspect out of their present plight.

Emery satisfied Lichtsteiner to full a free switch to Arsenal when his contract expired at Juventus in the summertime of 2018 and the veteran right-back spent one season in north London.

The Switzerland worldwide badly struggled for game-time in direction of the tip of his keep however holds no grudges with Emery.



‘When a manager doesn’t play you for 2 months it’s straightforward to criticise. That’s not my model,’ Lichtsteiner instructed

‘Over a long time it was really good, then the last two months [of the season] I didn’t actually perceive what had occurred.

‘Training was good, the team that we had last year was an amazing team, so it’s not my factor to communicate unhealthy in regards to the coach as a result of it’s too straightforward now that they’re struggling to say one thing in opposition to him.’

Emery managed just four wins in the Premier League this season
Emery managed simply 4 wins within the this season (Picture: Getty)

Emery’s talents as a coach impressed Lichtsteiner however his administration expertise left a lot to be desired.

‘I’d say [he is] a very good coach, a very good coach, however possibly he struggled with the top gamers,’ Lichtsteiner added.

‘With the big players, he hasn’t possibly the connection to deliver extra out [of them] and get the top performances.

‘Maybe that point I can say [something] negative, but the rest was almost everything positive.’

Rodgers has no interest in managing Arsenal for the time being
Rodgers has little interest in managing Arsenal in the interim (Picture: Getty)

has been closely linked with Arsenal in latest days however the Leicester supervisor is decided to see out his challenge on the King Power Stadium.

‘The message is clear and it has been and probably I’ll get requested once more till they appoint somebody, but it surely’s quite simple. I’m very completely happy right here,’ Rodgers stated.

‘I made a alternative 9 months in the past to come right here for a goal.



‘The goal was very clear in that I wished to assist this membership transfer ahead and looking out to lead it ahead with a bunch I really feel has large potential. Why would I need to transfer from that?

‘OK, I moved after practically three years at Celtic and other people might have a look at me pondering: “Right, because a club like Arsenal, with the great institution and size, and all of that”.

‘But it’s all about happiness and I couldn’t be happier right here.

‘My contract is until 2022 and the club haven’t stated they need to launch me from that.’

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