first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Nov 2019 1:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Unai Emery believes mitigating factors have hampered Arsenal this season (Getty Images)Unai Emery believes multiple issues away from the pitch have been responsible for Arsenal’s poor performances this season.The Spaniard is under huge pressure having guided the Gunners to just one win in their last five Premier League games.Arsenal are already six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and fans are calling on the club to sack Emery just 18 months after he replaced Arsene Wenger as manager.Emery, however, feels incidents at the club including the attempted robbery involving Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny’s decision to go on strike in order to force through a transfer before the season had begun, and Granit Xhaka’s clash with supporters have had an impact on the team.ADVERTISEMENT Laurent Koscielny went on strike to leave Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)‘I’m not really disappointed with our work,’ said Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘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.’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 CityEmery also conceded that his Arsenal players had failed to follow his game plan.‘We are not playing really with a good performance to impose our idea, impose our capacity on each match,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘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.’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 Comment Unai Emery explains reasons why Arsenal have struggled this seasonlast_img read more

first_imgThe Maui Invitational tournament unveiled its schedule and bracket for the 2013 tournament, and Syracuse will battle some familiar faces.The Orange will open its schedule with a game against St. Francis (N.Y.) in the Carrier Dome on Nov. 18 before facing Richard Pitino-led Minnesota in its first game in Hawaii on Nov. 25.Pitino, son of Louisville head coach and former SU assistant Rick Pitino, is entering his first season as the Golden Gophers’ head coach.The winner of Syracuse’s first round matchup with Minnesota will face the winner of Arkansas-California the next day. The losers will also play each other in the consolation bracket.All games in Hawaii will be played in Maui’s Lahaina Civic Center.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange defeated the Razorbacks in a game in Fayetteville, Ark., as part of the SEC/Big East Challenge last season. SU knocked the Golden Bears out of the NCAA Tournament with a third-round victory in San Jose, Calif. last year, too.The other half of the bracket features matchups between Baylor and Division-II Chaminade, the host of the tournament, and Dayton and Gonzaga. The Bulldogs were a No. 1 seed in the Tournament last season, but exited in the third round.Final games of the tournament will be played on Nov. 27. The full bracket is available here. Comments Published on July 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more