Arsenal has parted ways with Coach Unai Emery, the club announced in a statement. But the development has opened a void that the club will not fill in a hurry.
The past five weeks have been the worst in the coaching career of Unai Emery. The Spaniard who left French giant PSG to replace former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has been under intense pressure to do better.
Arsenal has struggled for years in both domestic and European leagues, a great cause of worry for their passionate fans who yearn for the glorious old days.
My humble self is the answer. My strategy is simple – in every game, score more goals than the opponent! If that is not a winning strategy, that is left for you. But seriously, I think Arsenal needs better “matured” players than just a coach to fix this team. A team built to turn a profit, not necessarily win medals, is learning that medals build English fans. And with fans, you make money. Leicester is the 8th most profitable club in European football (Jan, 2018) after its miracle year where it won the premiership.
The most profitable team in English football is Tottenham Hotspur Spurs which has not won anything for decades. Spurs is a better business than Barcelona, Man City, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United even though it has no recent trophies. The investors smile to the banks while the fans continue to believe.
Football is a business – you define your playbook: $$$ or trophies. Only very few can combine both. Some clubs are incubators – they discover talent, they quickly sell; look at Atletico Madrid which keeps selling superstars, making shareholders instantly rich while fans are left to just believe.
Unlike former Arsenal Coach Arsene Wenger revered for discovering talent, Unai is not lucky. So, with no trophies or discoverable talent for sell, he has no business in the ball club.