Brendan Rodgers praises Unai Emery after Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester City

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Nov 2019 10:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Arsenal fans are calling for Emery to be sacked (Getty Images)Asked if it is a compliment that Emery played a five-man defence against Leicester, Rodgers replied: ‘I think so, I think so.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think the only other time they played that system when we looked and thought it was maybe going to be was probably the Europa League final against Chelsea.‘When they played that with the back five, the two then Ozil in behind the front two.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Listen, they are a big, big threat on the counter attack.‘So we had to try and manage that the best we could today.‘There’s a couple of times they got away but we were able to recover back in to our space. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Brendan Rodgers and Leicester City are now second in the Premier League (PA Wire)‘But listen, Unai is a very, very good coach.‘He knows his players, he knows what game or what formation he needs to bring out the best.‘Our players are playing with a high level of confidence and have been for a long period of time.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Brendan Rodgers spoke highly of Unai Emery after Arsenal’s loss to Leicester (YouTube)Brendan Rodgers insists Unai Emery is a ‘very, very good coach’ despite Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday.Emery is under increasing pressure as the Gunners slipped to another defeat following second-half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.Reports have suggested that Arsenal’s hierarchy are already lining up replacements for Emery, with Jose Mourinho and former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique both contacted.But Rodgers praised the under-fire Arsenal manager after Leicester’s latest victory which has put them second in the Premier League.ADVERTISEMENT Brendan Rodgers praises Unai Emery after Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester Citylast_img