With the pressure piling up on Arsenal boss Unai Emery, one of the players on the club’s books has confessed that he has not been a fan of the manager’s orders.
Following last season’s failure to finish in the top four of the Premier League, the Gunners have been given the target of bringing back Champions League football this campaign.
The fact that Arsenal are currently far behind Chelsea and Leicester City in the Premier League after 12 games has seen most fans voice their frustration.
Emery does not seem to have the full support of a majority of the Arsenal faithful and now Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is still on the Gunners’ books, has admitted that the manager has his flaws.
According to the Armenian international, an earner of £180,000-a-week (Mirror) who is currently on loan with AS Roma, Emery’s tactics were responsible for holding him back as he endured a disappointing season last term.
“He paid more attention to tactics, so my role changed,” Mkhitaryan told FourFourTwo.
“I was starting as a winger, but had to build play with the defensive midfielder.
“It’s why I couldn’t contribute as many goals or assists.
“I like to play more freely and move wherever there’s space, but you have to do the job that the manager asks.”