Robert Pires makes damning claim about Arsenal under Unai Emery

Will Unai Emery turn things around? (Picture: REUTERS)

Robert Pires believes Arsenal are in ‘big trouble’ under Unai Emery, admitting the ‘situation is not so good’.

After a miserable 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Southampton, Arsenal are eighth in the Premier League with 13 games played, eight points off the Champions League spots.

Pires believes Emery can still turn things around, calling for the manager and the players to find a ‘solution’ but wouldn’t cover up his concerns over the current state of affairs at the Emirates.

Pires is concerned by the situation at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Everybody knows at Arsenal, even Unai Emery, that they are in big trouble,’ Pires told Omnisport.

‘But [Emery] is a competitor, he knows the high level. He was a great manager with Sevilla, with Paris Saint-Germain, but the situation is not so good.

‘He is a good manager, I think he will make a success with Arsenal. I hope for him anyway.

‘The situation isn’t so good, but him and the players need to find the solution.’

‘The target for Arsenal and for Unai is to finish in the top four because it’s very important for Arsenal to play again in the Champions League next season.

‘I don’t know what will happen at the end of the season, especially for Arsenal.

‘For some players – [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Alexandre] Lacazette, or even Mesut Ozil – the first thing for them and all the Arsenal players is to finish in the top four.’

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