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Adams says Emery made two mistakes which got him sacked at Arsenal

Arsenal legend Tony Adams has said that manager Unai Emery made the wrong choice to part ways with Laurent Koscielny and Aaron Ramsey over the summer and that has ultimately cost him the Arsenal job. Ramsey left the Gunners on a free transfer to Juventus after the conclusion of his contract while Koscielny pushed through a move to Bordeaux.

In a report covered by, Adams said that Emery made a mistake to allow Koscielny and Ramsey to leave the Emirates, considering they were among the best players at the club. He added that the recruitment has been pretty poor and the Spaniard’s dismissal comes as no surprise to him, he told:
“I don’t want any coach losing his job but the club’s not going forward, it’s not progressing. The recruitment has been really poor. We got rid of Koscielny – our best player – he had to go last year & Ramsey, we lost. The team is evidently weaker because of it. I could put a team together that is more organised than that.”

Arsenal have relied on Freddie Ljungberg on an interim role since the departure of Emery but the former Gunners star has struggled to change the fortunes of the club. While the Gunners have managed to end their dreadful winless streak, they have managed just four points from the past four matches in the Premier League.
The north London giants are currently on the hunt for a permanent manager and reports have emerged that Mikel Arteta is the prime candidate to succeed Emery.

The Spaniard was considered for the vacancy prior to Emery’s appointment last year and it appears that the Gunners have renewed their pursuit of the 37-year-old. The Gunners will have to pay a seven-figure compensation sum to lure him from Manchester City, where he is the assistant manager.