British businessman and former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan attributes Arsenal’s floppy performance to ‘bad management’.
Speaking on Early Kick Off show for BT Sport, ahead of Arsenal’s match against Leicester City, Simon compared the ways things are done at the Foxes and at the Gunners’ home declaring that things are worse at Emirates.
He says the structure of leadership led by American businessman Stanley Kroenke at Arsenal could be the major reason for the club’s dismal performance thereby vindicating manager Unai Emery from the ‘mess’.
Going into the Leicester match, Jordan thinks Brendan Rodgers’ boys can perform better because of the kind of leadership showcased at King Power.
“Arsenal are going through the cycle .. their ownership is of a balance sheet football club, an arms-length subsidiary of an American business.”
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“Leicester City ownership and boardroom is very different compared to that of Arsenal. Arsenal seems to be dysfunctional.
“Arsenal are going through the cycle. their ownership is of a balance sheet football club, an arms-length subsidiary of American business,” he said.
Arsenal have not impressed this season but Emery says he knows where the rains started beating them.
“I’m not really disappointed with our work. I am being realistic because some circumstances did not help us to achieve our best performance.
“The circumstances with Ozil, Kolasinac, Koscielny and, remember also, that if he [Koscielny] was here as captain, that would give us no problem. Then Xhaka’s circumstances,” Emery said.
He added; “We are not playing really with a good performance to impose our idea, impose our capacity on each match. I said to them we rarely lost at home but we didn’t impose as I want and will want in the next matches in our process. ‘It’s a process we need to do with the players.”