When Arsenal replaced Arsene Wenger with Unai Emery we were all warned to be ‘careful what you wish for’, but now it seems like a masterstroke as the Spaniard has got everyone motivated and desperate to please the boss, which was obviously not the case under Wenger. Our most impressive performer in current form is Alexander Lacazette, who has got the latest Player of the Month and the Goal of the Month award, and looks as sharp as a button at the moment.
The Frenchman though gives all the credit to the new boss. When asked if he was feeling the best ever under the new regime, Lacazette said: “Yes [is it] because even if I don’t score in every game, in general I feel good and I am happy about my condition and my feeling in the team,”
“Unai Emery has had a big impact. He did a good job even if we lost the first two games, because after we have won nine games in a row and you can see what he wants us to do, how he wants us to play tactically, defensively.
“Effort, he wants 100 per cent every day. He wants us to win, even in training. He wants quality as well, we know we have to play well to win. Sometimes not, but most of the time if we play well, we can win.
“In the dressing room everyone is happy about [our run of form] but we know if we did this it is because we worked a lot so we have to work hard again.”
So if this is worth talking about from Lacazette, it obviously means that previously they were not pushed to work their hardest under the old regime. Every player keeps talking about how Wenger just told them to play their own game and not worry about the opponent’s tactics, whereas now they are required to change systems depending on who we are playing and also to give 100% even in training. I am at a loss as to why Wenger didn’t demand the same thing from our players?