There’s no doubting that Unai Emery has made a huge difference at Arsenal in his short time at the club. The Gunners lost their opening two games under the Spaniard but since then they’ve gone 14 games unbeaten and look the real deal. The fans, though, have noticed that the biggest change Emery has made has been in the mentality of the squad.
What has impressed you most about our transformation under Unai Emery? pic.twitter.com/ECQIWjstod
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) November 5, 2018
AFTV tweeted out last night asking the fans what has impressed them the most about the club’s transformation under Emery and the one thing they all said was the mentality. The Gunners have developed a never say die attitude that didn’t exist during Arsene Wenger’s final years and it’s clear that his presence has had a huge impact on both the fans and the players, which was clear to see on Saturday in the players’ reaction to going 1-0 down to Liverpool.
Emery’s Arsenal were written off before a ball had even been kicked this season, and then when losses to Manchester City and Chelsea hampered his start the club was viewed as a laughing stock. Since then, though, The Gunners have flown under the radar until recently and now, with The Emirates looking like a fortress again, Emery has his side sitting in 5th and only one point off of 4th placed Spurs.
You can read The Gunners’ thoughts on Emery’s change to the club’s mentality here:
He’s bringing the best out of players who looked awful last season, our mentality has changed, Saturday was a prime example, nobody let their heads drop when we conceded, not even the fans, that’s down to Emery, we can see what he’s trying to achieve.
— MR DT (@MrDtAFC) 5 November 2018
The never say die attitude
— FootieTalks (@FootieTalksBlog) November 5, 2018
The energy, the passion, the hunger at the touch line and then the same reflects on field as well
— J. (@a_socialanimal) November 5, 2018
Attitude adjustment w the players , it’s like night and day
— J Fernandes (@fernandes_205) November 5, 2018
Team spirit!!! We do not give up!!! We are not saying like before" they are better than us and we cannot beat them so lets give up…". We r no more rubbish team like before… we can go to any stadium and we can beat everyone!!!
— Mario Atanasov (@MarioAtanasov4) November 5, 2018
the mentality of the team. Having a go at it, taking on teams and having a chance to take them down but somehow they got lucky
— Abzzy Abubakar (@abzzy007) 6 November 2018
His resolution…no VIP treatment for any player.
— Fred Kumah (@kumahfred8) November 5, 2018
Motivation in the team
— kalexkam (@kalexkam) November 5, 2018
The mentality of the team, the vibe is just different.
— soijuemi (@Qodename) November 6, 2018
The Gunners are loving life under Emery and will hope his revolution at The Emirates can be a long one.