English Premier LeagueUnai Emery blames his ex-girlfriend for Arsenal sack
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Former Arsenal coach, Unai Emery told his ex-girlfriend she was a “white witch” and blamed her for his failures as a manager in Arsenal.


Unai Emery was in charge of Arsenal for 18 months but was dismissed last November. He failed to qualify for the Champions League in his first season and therefore replaced by Mikel Arteta last December.

The Spaniard’s former lover, Sacha Wright has opened up on their relationship. Ms. Wright revealed they split last December after he (Unai Emery) had been sacked.

It was then he “blamed me for getting him the sack. He told me I was a white witch as I had brought him so much bad luck. He said it was the day we broke up that he started to lose.” Said Ms. Wright.

“He told me he was so stressed out that his mind wasn’t in the right place after we separated. I flew to meet him in San Sebastian just before New Year’s Eve and it was then he blamed me for Arsenal losing.”

“I trusted Unai and really believed we would get married and have kids together one day. I thought he was a gentleman and a real family man. But in the end, I realized he was not ready for a serious relationship.”

Emery’s ex also gave a revealing sight into the former Sevilla and Paris St-Germain boss’ obsession with the beautiful game.

“We would meet up after most games and sometimes during the week too.” She added.

“If the team had not been playing well, he would tell me “I’m having a tough time. It’s very stressful at the moment.”

“He was always watching football and checking results. He would even lie in bed with one game on his computer and another one on his tablet. This would be in the morning and also right before we went to sleep.”

“It was a bit annoying but it was his routine and I accepted it.”

Unai said that he was divorced and had been separated from wife Luisa for six years. But Sacha grew frustrated at the clandestine nature of their relationship.

She added, “I never met his family, his friends or any of the Arsenal staff. If we bumped into someone in a restaurant, he would never introduce me as his girlfriend. And if someone tried to take our picture he would get upset.”

“He was often edgy when we were arriving at a restaurant. But once we got inside, he would relax and start kissing and hugging me.”

“But last summer, my friend showed me a newspaper article which said he and his wife had to move seat on an Aeroplane because they were being heckled.”

“I confronted him and he was like, ‘oh my God, you dint trust me.’ He was said he was travelling with his brother and it was his brother’s wife.”

“By September last year, I wasn’t sure where we were going. I told him if he isn’t going to introduce me to people and settle down, what was the point of this.”

“He told me again and again that he needed more time and that he was taking things slowly. And that’s how it ended.”

After splitting, Wright vowed “never to see him again.”