Alex Iwobi enjoying Arsenal life under Unai Emery

Elena Summers
August 24, 2018

However, while the results have been what one would expect from Arsenal in such games, there are signs that Emery is attempting to get the Gunners to change how they play.

Unai Emery is under pressure to ease the wage bill - which stands at a record £200m - and we've seen the likes of Calum Chambers, David Ospina, Lucas Perez and Joel Campbell all leave the club in recent weeks.

Unlikely to have been most people's choice to appear in the club's starting XI, 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi has, according to The Sun made more tackles and interceptions in his first two games than anyone else in the Premier League this season for Arsenal. Even the most demanding supporter can't have expected more from their opening two games of the season.

No doubt a number of partnerships will be tried, with Aaron Ramsey also yet to really live up to his potential.

"He hasn't got the players to have a 20-yard gap between defence and attack, working hard".

Mkhitaryan and team-mate Mesut Ozil have faced calls to be dropped by several pundits, including former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson.

The former Liverpool defender's comments came on the back of an interview that Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave to Sky Sports, which Neville posed to Carragher to further emphasise his own point on the situation at Arsenal.


If Emery's system does not start to work soon, he could have big problems.

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Emery, 46, was named successor to Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss in May, having left French champions PSG after guiding them to the Ligue 1 title.

"I don't know if the current crop have gone past being able to learn that way of playing".

The German playmaker is a gifted footballer, but largely ineffective when out of possession.

Emery told reporters today: "After the first two matches, we have two defeats and we need to win this match against West Ham".

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