Paul Merson reveals why Unai Emery could leave Arsenal next year

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery could leave Arsenal next year if he is not backed by the club in the transfer market, according to Paul Merson.The Gunners boss was left frustrated in January after seeing only one player – Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez – arrive through the doors at the Emirates.Emery hoped to bolster his squad with a number of signings but it emerged that the north London club were only able to make loan deals.Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League but suffered a shock defeat to Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday and Merson says Emery must ‘sort out’ the defence in the next two transfer windows.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe level of backing Emery will receive is as of yet unknown, however, and the Gunners hero believes Emery could leave if substantial transfer funds are not presented.‘I like Emery, but he has to sort out the defence,’ Merson told talkSPORT. ‘If he gets that sorted in this window or in the next two windows, then he’ll be judged.‘Arsene Wenger always used to say one thing: “You’re only as good as your players, it doesn’t matter who you are.”‘You wouldn’t see Pep Guardiola going down to do the job Sol Campbell’s doing and playing the Man City way down there. Paul Merson reveals why Unai Emery could leave Arsenal next year Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 11:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link236Shares Paul Merson says the Gunners boss could leave next year (Picture: Getty)‘So you’re only as good as your players. For me I think Emery needs two windows and then he’ll be judged.‘Then after that I think he could move on and think: “This [job] isn’t what it said it was on the tin”.’On Sunday, Arsenal face a revitalised Manchester United side who knocked PSG out of the Champions League during the week.Interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be named the club’s new permanent manager before the end of the season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I love managing these boys, I love working here,’ the Red Devils legend said ahead of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.‘As I said so many times, I am just doing the best I can every single day, and if and when… if it comes to a decision to be made, we’ve got to think about that.‘I am not here to get excited, I am here to do my job. I am contracted to Man United until the end of June.’MORE: Lewandowski and Ribery set Bundesliga records ahead of Liverpool clashlast_img

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