Van Persie : Emery Not Connecting With Arsenal Players

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Van Persie : Emery Not Connecting With Arsenal Players

Robin van Persie has declared Arsenal are no better off under Unai Emery and that the manager isn't connecting with his players at the Emirates.

Emery is into his second season in charge of the Gunners having replaced Arsene Wenger, but recent performances have failed to convince many that the Spaniard is taking the club in the right direction.

After labouring to a late 3-2 win over Vitoria in the Europa League on Thursday, Van Persie admitted he believes Arsenal haven't improved under Emery with his failure to build strong relationships with his players particularly letting him down.

"I don't think so. I don't think that Emery really connects with his players," he said on BT Sport.

"I think they're still weak on set pieces, that was back in my time still a problem to be honest. Everyone should feel responsible. Do you play zone or do you play man on man?

"I think when you're struggling you should play man on man, because then you just pick your man then you are responsible for your man. It's a one on one fight.

"Last weekend they again conceded from a corner kick. I said it a couple of weeks ago as well, Arsenal lose 12-15 points per season by set pieces and that should stop. You have to sort it out, you have to find away."

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