Unai Emery ‘struggling to exert authority’ in Arsenal dressing room – Metro.co.uk

Unai Emery has privately urged his Arsenal players to show 'solidarity' after their draw against Watford
Unai Emery has privately urged his Arsenal players to show ‘solidarity’ (Getty Images)

Unai Emery is struggling to keep the discipline in Arsenal’s dressing room, according to reports.

The Gunners have gone three games without a win and on Sunday they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Watford at Vicarage Road.

According to The Sun, Emery called a team dinner straight after the match against Watford and urged his players to show ‘solidarity’ following their latest setback.

But the report claims that Emery has ‘struggled to exert any authority’ at Arsenal, while the players are showing a ‘lack of discipline’ behind the scenes.

Arsenal let a two-goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw against Watford
Arsenal let a two-goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw against Watford (BPI/REX)

It’s also claimed that ‘cracks and factions’ are beginning to show inside the Gunners’ dressing room.

Arsenal travel to Eintracht Frankfurt for their first Europa League fixture of the season on Thursday evening and will then turn their attention back to the Premier League as they host Aston Villa on Sunday.

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After the draw against Watford, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed Arsenal’s defending and said his teammates are ‘literally giving goals to the opposition’.

‘We knew that they were going to try and come back with good intentions, of the kind they demonstrated in the second half,’ said the striker.

‘Sadly, we were not able to deal with them well. I feel like we are literally giving goals to the opposition, it is up to us to progress in that respect.’

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