Neville's message to Arsenal fans who want Emery out

Neville's message to Arsenal fans who want Emery out

Gary Neville has defended Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, urging the club's fans who want the manager out to be patient. 

Arsenal have endured a difficult start to the current campaign, slipping to the six, eight points off the top four. Recent results have seen fans call for Emery to be sacked but Neville has defended the 'great coach' urging the supporters to be patient with the struggling head coach. 

The north London side was humiliated on Saturday, suffering a 2-0 defeat in the hands of Leicester City and the United legend was not surprised by the results. 

"For Arsenal, the fans are getting very impatient at this moment of time," he said. 

"I don’t think anybody was surprised that Leicester won that game. It doesn’t shock you, does it? It doesn’t surprise you with Arsenal.

"They are what they are. They’re a frustration. Emery is being put under big pressure. I know that Emery is a great coach and following on from Arsene Wenger was never going to be easy. Great coaches will come into Arsenal and struggle to change things there. We’ve seen that at Manchester United when Sir Alex Ferguson left. Ferguson and Wenger were the leaders at those clubs. It’s going to take time and there needs to be patience shown at Arsenal." 

"Manchester United and Arsenal are both big clubs, huge clubs, and they will get back, the cycle will turn."