Arsenal have been impressive in recent times as they continue to push towards a top four spot under Unai Emery.
The Gunners have certainly been redefined under Unai Emery in the current campaign as they’re showing glimpses of the dominant Arsenal that supporters haven’t seen for some time.
Indeed, things weren’t all positive in the last campaign as former manager Arsene Wenger struggled to ensure consistency and couldn’t give supporters the fairytale ending they deserved.
Therefore, here’s a look at THREE reasons as to why Emery is outshining Wenger at Arsenal…
Unai Emery worked wonders during his time at Paris Saint-Germain by making the most out of situations and always having a positive outlook on proceedings.
And, it’s been clear to see that this is beginning to work at the Emirates, with the Gunners finally piecing things together over the past couple of Premier League matches.
However, Arsene Wenger often changed the formation last season and would set his side up different to face some of the big guns, which arguably cost them in the race for a top four spot.
Addressed underlying issues
Arsenal drafted in the likes of Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer, which has helped strengthen the spine of the Gunners’ squad.
Indeed, it was defensive issues and goalkeeping errors that cost the London club at times last season, but Arsene Wenger was never a fan of investing heavily during transfer windows.
Coaching style and tactics
The new breath of fresh air in regards to tactics should help Arsenal improve over time, as players became complacent and predictable after repetition under Wenger’s management.
Teams were able to counter their style and the Gunners’ dominance was soon at its end, where their nice passing play was forgotten as it didn’t always result in three points on a matchday.
Emery loves playing with possession of the ball and if his players don’t have that, he demands they are very intensive with their pressing style.