Unai Emery has named “several problems” that led to his sacking at Arsenal, including the club’s supporters.
The 48-year-old had lost the backing of Arsenal’s hierarchy after a number of supporters had already turned on the head coach.
And explaining his exit to Spanish newspaper Marca, Emery reflected on his time as Arsenal boss.
“I am clear about my diagnosis and we did good things there,” Emery told Marca.
“I think we had a good first year, taking two competitions well as Europa League and Premier League.
“The process was good. When we played possession, we did it; when we had to press, we did it. And we were competitive, playing as the game required.
“With moments of possession game and moments of three quick touches. This second year, we have not played well.
“We have not defended well, have not been competitive, did not transmit. And I told the players this myself.
“There were several problems: four captains; the Ozil-Kolasinac case; Pepe’s signing, who needs time since he came from France. We didn’t play well, that’s for sure.
“That brought us bad results, there was no improvement, the fans focused on me and they threw me out. But I keep focusing on the the positive things, there were many.”