Ex-Crystal Palace Boss Tears Arsenal Over Poor Performance

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 dug into the way things are done at both King Power and Emirates, picking the former for praise.

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He says the structure of management led by American businessman Stanley Kroenke at Arsenal could be the major reason for the club’s dismal performance so far.

Going into the Leicester match, Jordan thinks Brendan Rodgers’ boys can upset the Gunners due to the kind of leadership showcased at King Power.

“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 their manager Unai 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.”

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