Arsenal’s search for a new manager is over after the club announced the signing of Unai Emery, who recently secured the treble of Ligue 1, Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue with French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
The 46-year-old manager succeeds French boss Arsene Wenger, who left after 22 years in charge of the Gunners.
According to The Mirror, the former Valencia boss sealed a four year deal worth £24million (€27million) to join the north Londoners.
Emery is a decorated coach, who has won big prizes and Arsenal fans will be hoping that he will solve the issues and win major trophies with the club.
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As mentioned above, at PSG, Emery won every major domestic title during his two year stint but unfortunately, he failed to win the Champions League.
Wenger never managed to win a European trophy. Under his management, Arsenal lost the UEFA Cup final and the Champions League final. On the other hand, prior to moving to France, Emery helped Sevilla win three Europa League titles in a row.
Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis stated that the Spaniard is the ideal man to take the club forward
“Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward”
It’s a relief Arsenal have appointed Unai Emery a seasoned coach who understands trophies. However, he has a huge job ahead of him. There is so much dead wood in the team which needs to be shipped out. He has to take bold decisions otherwise the players are used to a carefree approach & bad performance was condoned. Tiki taka is no longer working. Arsenal needs to adopt a high pressing game. Defence needs new personal not Mustafi ,Koscielny & company.
I am glad to see Emery as the new coach to take Arsenal to the next positive level. I would advise EMERY to overhaul the Arsenal mid-field right away. bring in good and reliable holding mid-fielder who could pair with Elnany. Sell the ones you have now on the team roster. Willsher, Xhaka, Ramsey, and Iwobi are all poor performers, they need to go. Don’t be scared of the local fans cheering for them, they are not EPL standard players. They may fit well somewhere else well, so give them that chance to go to another club and shine. Get a good #1 golly, Belerine has been goofy lately, so bring a competitor for his position; left back players both of them are good keep them both; Elnany was extremely good this season, he deserves player of the year; Xhaka is too slow and highly dependent on Left foot, so he is a serious risk in holding mid-field position, he needs to go; Willshere is even worst than Xhaka playing his position, he is weak, slow and not able to stop a player without committing foul, sell him while you can, he might get a suitable team somewhere; Ramsey is a player who never improves his game year after year, as a matter of fact he is getting worst, he dribble in circle and loses the ball, on an attack move if Ramsey gets the ball, you can bet your money he will find a way to ruin the attack, his passes are one of the worst in the EPL next to Iwobi. Welbeck is playing out of his ideal position, I see him play in front of the center backs like Fellaney pairing him with Elnany, because he is fast, can stop any attacker and he could push forward and assist in attack as a post-to-post player. The remaining players are good.
There was one word that I noticed more than any other in the press conference….energy.
It was used so much it almost seemed like a quasi-religious conversation.
However, in terms of playing style, Arsenal have lacked energy, commitment, what ever you want to call it.
Emery is right, the squad has great potential, and, if he can bring ‘energy’ to the playing style, he is also right in saying that they can challenge for big things
We are welcoming Unai Emery to Arsenal. He should remember that he has a lot of tasks to do in that team. There are average players now at Arsenal who are not supposed to be there, so Unai Emery has to sell them off or send them on loan to improve and bring in new faces who are ready to adapt new style of play and challenge for the title. The following players should be kept: Aubamayang, Mkhitariyan, Bellerin, Ramsey, Monreal, Nelson, Willock, Lacazette and Ospina
Other players don’t deserve to be in that team.
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