Rafa Benitez explains what Unai Emery is trying to do with Arsenal
Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has revealed why Unai Emery is good enough to bring back the glory days for Arsenal, this is according to report.
Emery took charge of Arsenal only last summer after Arsene Wenger suddenly decided to call time on his 22-year spell at the North London club.
The Spanish tactician is very well remembered for winning the Europa Cup back to back while he was managing Sevilla. Nonetheless, he spell with PSG was not very impressive, but it is widely claimed that he had misunderstanding with some of his key players at the club.
Arsenal have had a shaky start to life in the Premier League this term, and the Gunners fan base are divided in opinion over the tactical prowess of Emery.
The win over Newcastle United was third in a row for Arsenal last weekend and that has come after a questionable start.
Speaking after the Gunners thumped his side, Benitez reveals how Emery will lead Arsenal to victory.
“[Emery] is a good manager that likes to have his team organised,” Benitez said. “The way he is playing is very similar to what we were doing in Valencia or even in Liverpool. The team is organised and pressing, and when you have the ball, passing the ball and trying to play as well as you can.
“The difference is obviously you have a team that used to do that but maybe could have some balance in defence. He is trying to do that, he is trying to find this balance, while at the same time keeping the offensive mentality.”
Rightly said, Arsenal need to find a balance in defense – they conceded goals with reckless abandon last term and this weakness is very much still there. So far this term, Arsenal have conceded the most goals (9) with Everton in the first half of the table and we cannot win the league or make the top four is this is not fixed.’
Emery can be excused as he is in his first season but we hope to start seeing result by next season and he needs money to build a more formidable team, not just peanuts as transfer budget. See Liverpool.