EPL: Arsenal Legend Demand Emery's Sack
Calls for the sack of Unai Emery got boosted with Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday (image courtesy: AFP)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says the club need to make the ‘tough decision’ to part ways with coach Unai Emery following the defeat to Leicester City.

The Gunners were hammered 2-0 at the King Power on Saturday, with second-half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison sending the Foxes to second on the Premier League table, at least overnight – nine points clear of their London opponents.

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With Emery’s side having failed to win any of their last five games, and only two of 10 league fixtures, Wright used social media to call for the Spanish manager to be sacked and suggested star strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette could leave the club if the situation doesn’t change.

“One shot on target tonight!” Wright said on his Twitter account. “Two wins in 10 in the league. No definitive style or plan. Negative goal difference. No improvement in the defence. Not creating anything.

“Why would [Lacazette] or [Aubameyang] renew [their contracts?] Can’t blame them!

“We have to make the tough decision Arsenal! It’s not getting better!”

Speaking post-match, Emery took responsibility for the defeat but insisted his team was improving at the back, despite the 2-0 scoreline.

“I know we are receiving criticism but I have done before and I have recovered,” he said.

“I accept all the criticism. It is normal. Today we did one step ahead being better defensively.”