'A manager who is constantly at war with his players is doomed': Ex-Spurs striker Crooks slams Emery
- Arsenal players don't look like they enjoy playing for Unai Emery, the BBC pundit believes.
- That's the opposite of what's going on at high-flying Leicester, in his opinion.
- This needs to change for Emery to turn things around at the Emirates.
"Twenty goals in 22 games for Leicester since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers at Leicester tells me that the former Liverpool and Celtic manager is doing with Jamie Vardy precisely what Unai Emery is not doing at Arsenal," ex-Spurs striker Garth Crooks told BBC.
"Everybody at Leicester looks like they love playing for Rodgers and no-one more so than Vardy.
"Meanwhile Emery, who looks like he's eaten a lemon before his post-match interviews, always appears to be at odds with his players. A manager who is constantly at war with his players is doomed.
"The Gunners have some very talented players so why are they looking like a team of nervous school children terrified of their headmaster?"
Arsenal are in a crisis. After two decent, if not excellent, months to start the season, they have been winless in domestic competitions since the October international break and saw their captain fall out with the fans quite dramatically.
Leicester, meanwhile, won all of their games over the same stretch and are now only behind Liverpool in the table.