Emery hints Leno may need patience after Cech display

Tanya Cunningham
September 24, 2018

The pace of Walcott and Richarlison threatened Arsenal's defence throughout the first half and the pair combined for the latter to again test Cech.

The Frenchman looked like he was falling asleep on the bench during Arsenal's 4-2 win over FC Vorskla in the Europa League on Thursday, but he was full of energy in the final third on Sunday as he guided Arsenal to a deserved win. "It was a clear offside".

"Petr has big experience, big quality, He started the season very well".

While Arsenal continue to build under Emery, Marco Silva's start to life at Goodison Park remains a slow one.

"They lost against West Ham and they want to show us, to show their supporters, that they can win here". They say don't go back, but he left St Mary's as a fresh-faced youngster and I think the move there would have done him good with their style of play.

But we all know about that, what lessons can Arsenal learn? While it seemed he was referring to Lucas Torreira and Bernd Leno, it's now become apparent that the former Borussia Dortmund was among the players he wanted to work on. A first clean sheet. I think it could change, not every week, but he will change a lot.

"As an experienced player, you have to do your part".


Last season Arsenal scored 1.83 goals per game and conceded 1.26 as Wenger's side stumbled to a sixth-place finish.

Both sides had endured a barren first half but just 11 minutes into the second half, the Frenchman broke the deadlock to give his side the lead.

At Arsenal, Unai Emery, the man who did so well with Sevilla then not so well with Paris Saint-Germain, has been handed the poisoned chalice of replacing Arsene Wenger and so far the French coach has chose to imitate his flawed predecessor rather than herald in a new, pragmatic approach in north London.

Unai Emery isn't the easiest Premier League manager to understand and his Arsenal team are also likely to prompt outbreaks of head-scratching.

However, Emery acknowledged there is still plenty of room for improvement. It was a counterattack and, after one pass, it's two against one or three against one.

However, while they've scored 10 goals in five Premier League games so far this season, they've conceded nine, and so he certainly has to find a better balance in his team to ensure that they become more hard to break down.

"But we spoke in the dressing room to stop their attacking moments with better positioning on the pitch and also individually about each other helping more in the second half".

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