Unai Emery Etxegoien during a public communication. Has notified that Arsenal was in slumping mode when he became the head coach. He said during the 22 years reign, of Arsene Wenger leadership. Arsene Wenger had changed the defensive structure of Arsenal to focus essentially on the offensive part.
In the meantime, Emery became the coach in May after Wenger departure. He inheriting a team ranking at the sixth place in the Premier League the final last season. Emery said his forerunner’s focal point was on attacking football. But at the same time he had neglected to structure the defense part. He left Arsenal in a defensive anatomy weakness stage.
Unai Emery emphasis and said, “Before Wenger arrived, Arsenal celebrated the 1-0 wins and were based on defensive solidity.”
However “With Arsene Wenger, Arsenal became an attacking team. With players who were good on the ball, and the perfect combination. That way the team became “The Invincibles” when an unbeaten Arsenal won the Premier League season 2003-04”.
Nevertheless, along the years, a coach can’t only take care of technique and attacking advantage of your team. Suddenly, losing your defensive structure. In the first place, What I want to do said Unai Emery: is unite the two and become more competitive.
At this instant, Arsenal were falling. We had to stop that and start to lift them with confidence in victory with a solid defense. What happened in Arsenal is a total reversal moment a big change. Because is very difficult these days, for a new coach to reverse a habit that lasts during for 22 years.
Unai Emery said the chairs had to be moved in all sectors of the club. Not because he want to undermine anyone of earlier negligence. Because he believes that everyone should motivate again and believe in Arsenal. He knows he must shake things. To sweep the dirt under the carpet, to open the windows, for all positive things coming.
Arsenal must enter in a new dimension of the game. Bring a new energy of competitively on the soccer field for the fans. Arsenal must succeed on its new mission. By the time, Arsenal is on a 16-game unbeaten run in all competitions under Emery. But have kept only two clean blankets in 12 Premier League matches.
Under those circumstances, the team has improved after winning just four league games away from the Emirates last season. Notching up three wins in five away games. ” The manager said Arsenal’s website. We came to an Arsenal with one mission. The Premier League is our focus priority. Our goal in terms of the table is to finish in the top four”.
We want to bring the club to return to Europe’s top club competition. Yes you mean it, We are talking about the Champions League, period. Our strategy is to seize two opportunities by which to do that.: The first one is to dominate The Premier League. The second one is the regain our seat on the Europa League as a European top leadership team.
Emery said “I told the players: We are starting at ground zero. Even now, four months later, I still say we are just at the beginning. This a long journey toward success. The team must grow every day and one step at the time.”
As can be seen, Arsenal has shifted toward a new chapter its football history with Unai Emery. So far so good but we will see at the end of the season. If Unai Emery recipe for success will bring what the public expect or not.