Graeme Souness has exonerated Unai Emery from the loss Arsenal witnessed against Manchester City.
Souness, a retired footballer and now an expert and an analyst, says Emery was let down by his players’ individual mistakes at the Etihad. Shkodran Mustafi and Stephan Lichsteiner have come up for heavy criticism after letting all the goals scored come from their area of jurisdiction.
"He should ask his players to do their job properly. If someone goes to do a 1-2 on you, go with the runner. It's not rocketing science football, just people not doing their job at the right time. To be fair to Arsenal, City do that to everyone.” Souness told Sky Sports.
Souness said players really failed to do their jobs properly and the system deployed by Emery has nothing to do with the loss.
"You can talk about whatever systems you want, but if people don't do their job properly… it certainly wasn't a five that caused them to concede the first goal. This is about people not doing their jobs. If people don't mark runners and aren't aware to the dangers around them, you'll concede goals against a City team who are always looking for someone who is dozy and will go to sleep at a vital time.” he added.
Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick and was his 10th in the premier league.