There was a time when watching Arsenal play would never bore you. Good times, weren’t they?
Unai Emery’s side played Vitoria on Wednesday and had one shot on target in 90 minutes. Arsenal’s only successful pass inside the box was from Nicolas Pepe to Shkodran Mustafi for his goal and the performance besides that goal was appalling.
Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Pepe were an exciting front three to start with but the trio had no service whatsoever. It almost seemed like there was an ocean in between the midfield and the attack which has sadly been the case since the start of the season.
We have won one game in all competitions since the last international break and that was an undeserved one against yesterday’s opponents at the Emirates. Pepe’s two freekicks got us the points then but it is time to understand that we cannot always rely on individual brilliance.
The game against Leicester this weekend should be Emery’s last chance to prove his worth as Arsenal boss. However, if he decides to sit back and allow them time and space, we will get battered like last season.
The international break is the perfect opportunity for the board to review Emery’s position at the club. Saturday’s game is of humungous importance for Emery as well as the board. Failure to win could well force a change and the two-week break is the ideal time for it.