Arsenal manager Unai Emery told to make bold decisions and play wonderkids – just like Chelsea boss Frank Lampard


Arsenal manager Unai Emery told to make bold decisions and play wonderkids – just like Chelsea boss Frank Lampard

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been told to make bolder decisions with his team selection and bring through more of the clubs wonderkids – just like Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

A 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday saw the Gunners’ poor start to the season continue and it’s now their worst opening to a campaign in almost 40 years.

Unai Emery is under increasing pressure at Arsenal
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Reports suggest that Emery’s job is not under threat right now but will be under consideration at the end of the year – despite bookmakers having him odds on to be the next boss sacked.

And with the Spaniard looking to turn the tide after the international break, he’s been advised to take a leaf out of Chelsea’s book and give their youngsters more chances.

Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino, speaking on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, believes Emery must throw caution to the wind and hand players like Gabriel Martinelli, who has starred in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League, starts in the Premier League – even if it means leaving out their top stars like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Gabriel Martinelli is in fine goalscoring form for Arsenal
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He said: “Unai Emery has got big, tough decisions to make because the faithful are not behind him and they are not liking what they are seeing on the pitch.