Unai Emery has come in and looked to do the impossible job of taking over from Arsene Wenger. It’s unclear what has been said to the Spaniard behind the scenes about the Frenchman’s legacy, but overall, it seems the fans will have to put their expectations aside for one season and trust the process that Emery is overseeing.
They key this season is simple. Obviously we want to make the top 4, but it’s more important to focus on the process. Continue last season’s home form and improve away form. Can we do it? Yes we can.
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 4 September 2018
It’s hard to doubt Unai Emery’s credentials. The former Sevilla and PSG boss won the Europa League three times on the spin whilst in charge at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium and then when he moved to Paris he continued to impress by winning Ligue 1 in the 2017/18 season and winning back-to-back Coupe de France honours in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
Now, though, he’s taking on an entirely different challenge as he aims to get Arsenal back to being one of the most feared clubs in England. The club have stagnated somewhat under Wenger and it looks like it will take a lot of spending and top class coaching to bring them back, and whilst Emery adjusts to life, the fans will need to forget about expectations and where they want to finish for one season as they try and instal the correct mentality among the squad.
You can read The Gunners’ verdict on Emery’s process here:
Very well said.
— Pain In The Arsenal (@PainInThArsenal) September 4, 2018
It’s more about progress on the pitch than where we finish or how we do in the Europa but of course we still want to get champions league football for next season
— Ross (@RW170801) 4 September 2018
— Sean (@seansalmon21) 4 September 2018
Agree with this 100%. If by the end of the season we have created an off the ball prowess and a more solid defence, we will have made crucial progress regardless of what position we finish.
— The Fishpie Gooner (@FishpieGooner) September 4, 2018
Maintaining are home record would be harder than improving our away record. We already saw it against West Ham. Smaller teams are getting stronger.
— ArsenalEmpire (@empire_arsenal) September 4, 2018
Yes that's correct but under Wenger we don't give up at our home games in any situation we fight back alot and win games.under emery we should work alot to win every games including home and away
— Robin Vincent (@Robin_vincent7) September 4, 2018
Spot on mate
— melvin (@_MrFillS) September 4, 2018
It will be hard to adjust to for the season, but the fans will need to be patient and get the first year out of the way before they can start dreaming again.