Arsenal head coach, Unai Emery, insists he won’t be affected by growing criticism as his side prepare to get back to winning ways at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
The former Paris Saint-Germain boss has come under fire in the aftermath of the Gunners’ 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, with many claiming that the Spaniard still hasn’t come to terms with the problems the team have.
Fortunately, sixth-placed Arsenal have a comfortable trip to bottom-placed Huddersfield on Saturday — a fixture that should earn them three priceless points.
Amid the criticism, Emery remains adamant about sticking to his tactics but has urged his side to defend more confidently.
“My first critic is always myself,” he said, as quoted by France 24.
“I work over the criticism of me because I know that work in the present can change our way. We have the possibility and the opportunity to get into the top four, but we know it’s not easy. One month ago, we were in the same situation. We are strong at home but we need to do better away.”
“We started very well away, changing also our mentality to get more points away, but now we need to recover this confidence and the next opportunity is against Huddersfield.”
“We know that defensively we need to do better. We have to continue in our way with passion and also stay calm,” the former Sevilla manager concluded.