Ian Wright has dubbed Unai Emery ‘delusional’ and claimed Arsenal were going nowhere under the Spanish coach.
Emery claimed that he was destined to fail at the Gunners because the club were stuck in a rut and some players did not have the right attitude.
Emery was sacked at the end of November after a seven-game winless run, with the club eight points adrift of the top four in the Premier League, with Mikel Arteta appointed as his successor the following month.
Wright hit out at the former Arsenal boss for trying to pass the blame for his failings onto the club and their players.
He said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show: ‘Under the old manager it was like a regime, it wasn’t very enjoyable, they didn’t know where they were going, there wasn’t a lot of direction in what they were doing.
‘And when you hear the quotes from Unai Emery… delusional comments if you ask me.
‘Yes [they got to Europa League final] but it was the worst performance of an Arsenal team in a final.
‘Because again, whatever he says, the players weren’t happy, there wasn’t a vision or direction, the communication was poor.
‘He can say whatever he wants about how well he’s done because he’s got the “facts” there but that team was going nowhere.’