Arsenal legend Tony Adams laid into his former club for their abject performance in their 2-2 draw at home to Southampton and admitted that the chorus of boos that met the final whistle was wholly deserved.
Former centre-back Adams is one of Arsenal’s all-time great players and captains and revealed that the nature of the Gunners showing against the 19th place Saints left him hugely upset.
In all honesty, Alexandre Lacazette’s injury-time equaliser flattered Arsenal, with Southampton missing a host of easy chances after yet another abysmal defensive display by Emery’s side.
Pressure in regards to Emery’s position at the club has now reached fever pitch and while Adams admits he does not want to see the Spaniard lose his job, he simply can’t see Arsenal improving under the current Gunners boss.
“I’m just smashed to bits with the performance,” Adams told BT Sport.
Here is a graph showing how many shots Arsenal have taken per season as opposed to their opponents. Individual quality has bailed us out at times under Emery, but our luck was bound to run out eventually. Worrying times, to put it mildly. pic.twitter.com/LUHu1nwbzl
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“At one point Ozil was sweeper, getting the ball off his keeper and trying to run it through everybody.
“The boos are deserved – it was a terrible, terrible performance, very disjointed, no defending in sight.
“That’s a really poor performance and I don’t want any coach losing his job, but the club’s not going forward, it’s not progressing.
“I can put a team together that’s more organised than that!”