Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has insisted that Unai Emery is doing a good job at the Emirates, despite the clubs recent struggles.
With Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign finally coming to an end last summer, it was never going to be an easy task for Unai Emery to transform Arsenal back into the force they once were. He did manage to get off to a pretty decent start to life in the Premier League though, recovering from defeats against Man City and Chelsea in their first two fixtures of the season, to go on an impressive 22 game unbeaten run.
However, while the Gunners didn’t taste defeat from the end of August until mid-December, there were some worrying warning signs during that run, especially surrounding their defence – problems which have seemingly been difficult to fix, with the Gunners still looking frail at the back.
Their recent outing – the 3-1 loss to Man City at the Etihad – saw them slip to sixth in the table, with Manchester United having overhauled the eight-point deficit since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival just six weeks ago.
However, former Gunners defensive stalwart and current Macclesfield Town boss, Sol Campbell, thinks that despite the current issues at the North London club, Emery is doing a good job with the tools at his disposal.
“I think [Unai Emery] has done a really good job so far,” Campbell told talkSport.
“Like me, he’s come into a side and inherited all the players and that’s tough because they’re really top heavy now.
“There’s not much room in the coffer to get new players in and you might have to move players on to get players in – and I know myself, it’s hard.
“You have that tussle, that tug of war and then you have to get a team together to play football, challenge and be competitive. So he’s got that to deal with.
“It’s probably going to take two [or] three transfer windows before he gets a team that’s him.”
Arsenal were limited to operating in the loan market in the January transfer window due to their current financial limitations, while recent reports have suggested that there may only be £40 million in the summer transfer kitty.