Why Arsenal’s New Coach Might Be What We Need Right Now
Although many long-term Gunners’ supporters might still be in denial over the news that Arsene Wenger won’t lead the Arsenal Football Club next season, the show must go on. After 22 years, it’s time for a change. It won’t be easy to watch someone other than Le Prof at the staff bench, but the new head coach, Unai Emery, might be the whiff of fresh air the club desperately needs.
For starters, appointing the former PSG boss may come as a little bit of a surprise. Not because of questionable skills or lack of credentials, but due to substantial media attention to the idea of giving a chance to some less experienced ex-player. A few former Gunners were on the table, with Mikel Arteta as the supposed main candidate. But we’ve already shared our suspicions that this may have been an intentional ploy from the Arsenal board. If that is the case, to be able to have that knowledge beforehand could present a lot of opportunities, including the ability to use it at top betting websites like Unibet. Instead, we have ourselves a solid man in charge, with a proven record of success at the European level.
The second part of Wenger’s reign, although it provided relatively satisfying stability and a secured place among the best in Champions League (up to the last two seasons, at least), felt like it lacked something. Let’s face it: our manager could have achieved more trophies. A few FA Cups, although praiseworthy and still better than Tottenham, are just not enough for a club of such standards. Emery’s three consecutive Europa League wins with Sevilla, not an easy task, sound quite encouraging for Arsenal fans who yearn for the future filled with cup titles on the European level.
Another thing people often used to hold against our former boss was an excessive attachment to romantic, but somewhat outdated, values in various aspects of how modern sports industry works. The industry he has done plenty to change and improve, no doubt. However, it seemed like the Frenchman depended too much on the idea of loose play and the fixed belief that the team will do the job if given enough space and freedom. Meanwhile, Emery is known for his devotion to a tactical approach and searching for the best solutions. He already managed to impress Arsenal board members with his deep knowledge of the squad and assessments of the players. We cannot wait to be impressed by his work here at the club.
Tactics rule modern football!