Arsenal fans knew that the team was regressing under Wenger in his last few years, so we all know that there was the need for a change, even if some considered it to be a gamble. Now Unai Emery is the new coach, and some of our former legends have been giving their verdict on his progress after his first month in charge. Nigel Winterburn is not expectin rapid improvement. “It’s going to be a slow process.” he said.
“I think we were a little bit naive if people thought the new manager would come in and everything would be absolutely fine.”
“He really needs at least this season to progress, see where we go to.
“It could take a little while because there’s some really good teams in that top four.”
It’s all subjective of course, but he is simply telling the fans to be patient. We should be used to that by now!
Ray Parlour is not even sure that our players are good enough to change their ways to Emery’s style, as he said “We’ve just got to trust the manager, it will take time. We’ve got lots of new players and new formulas they want to play.
“The standards he is setting are very high, we’ll have to wait and see if players can adapt to that, but hopefully they can.”
So, neither of them are very positive that we can expect any success this season, but maybe Emery could surprise us all and the Gunners will be unbeatable by Christmas. Well, it’s only an opinion!