Arsenal new boss Emery needs time after two consecutive League Defeats
In the aftermath of Arsene Wenger leaving the Emirates and the appointment of former PSG and Sevilla coach, Unai Emery.
The handler has come under intense criticism after two opening game defeats in the hands of Manchester City and Chelsea respectively.
The Gunners fans have started asking if the new coach is not a new mould of the old coach, Arsene Wenger going by the results of the Emirates outfit in their last two matches.
Former Manchester United Great now turned football pundit, however, believes that the criticism of the new Arsenal coach is pure nonsense.
He opined that the former Sevilla and PSG coach has tried to bring innovations in the Arsenal back four which he hasn’t seen in a long time.
In his words he said:
‘I have to say that one of the laziest things that I have heard over the last few days is that it is exactly the same as under Arsene Wenger. It is ridiculous to suggest that. People cannot be watching the same game. The execution of the idea may not be there yet but if you look, first of all, at the defensive idea, which Unai Emery is obviously working on, I don’t think I have seen for over ten years, probably since the days of Tony Adams, Martin Keown, Emmanuel Petit and Patrick Vieira, an Arsenal team from back to front so compact. They are not always getting it right. In fact, they are quite often getting it wrong. But the idea that you can see the coaches working on is there.’
In the same vein, Arsenal Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan seemed to echo the suggestion of Gary Neville when he admitted that the club under Emery was trying to adapt under a new football philosophy and needed time to be able to adapt to it.
It will be recalled that Mkhitaryan scored the first goal under Unai Emery and also assisted in the same game as Arsenal fell 3-2 to Chelsea in the second game of the season.
The Gunners next host the Hammers on the 25th of August 2018 at the Emirates as they hope to kick start their Premier League season on a high.