Under Unai Emery, Arsenal have started a new era at the club. After 22 years of Arsene Wenger, the Gunners are going through the dreaded transition stage from relative stability to a complete culture shock at the club.
As expected, the Gunners got off to a tough start to their season as they were handed games against Man City and Chelsea. Arsenal lost both and despite it only being two games into the season, questions were asked.
Since those losses, however, Arsenal have gathered some form and momentum and have won nine games in succession, six in the league. Led by the superb form of Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal have surged to the top of the table and are now only two points off the leading pack.
With Emery coming in as manager, and five new players joining the club, Arsenal weren’t given much hope of challenging for the top prize this season. Considering all the chronically embedded flaws at the club, it’s going to take Emery some time to fix them at the club.
In defence, the Gunners still look vulnerable and with Shkodran Mustafi at the back, they’re always going to be liable to concede. Moreover, with Emery insisting on playing out from the back, it has increased the spotlight on the defence and Petr Cech.
Going forward, however, Arsenal look like they’re close to rediscovering the football that they became known for during Wenger’s time. Against Fulham, Arsenal produced a flowing team goal, the likes of which the fans have been waiting to see for the last few years. Furthermore, with the potent attacking duo of Lacazette and Aubameyang, Arsenal have the ability to trouble any side.
While they may not be ready to topple Man City or Liverpool, Arsenal definitely have the capability to challenge near the top and certainly inflict some shock results. Indeed, against Chelsea, the Gunners were unlucky not to win the game and from now on they shouldn’t be taken lightly.
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