Despite all the pre-season hype, it has now been revealed that Unai Emery does not in fact have a magic wand that will suddenly turn Arsenal into world-beaters, and there is definitely a lack of magic dust to give our opponents intense fear of playing against us in every game. Also he forgot to pack his superman powder to stop all our left-backs getting injured too.
But what the Spaniard has brought with him is a large dollop of hope for the future, and some new ideas that could show our tactically naive squad that there is a reason why top managers run around with bits of paper with arrows and circles all over them, and actually shout their instructions from the dugout during games.
All this is going to be new to a lot of Arsenal players and it will take time for them to understand what is going on, but you can rest assured that Emery will be drumming all this new information into their heads on a daily basis. This may take a LOT of time for some players to comprehend, but gradually they will all click on and understand what he is trying to teach them and will hopefully start seeing the results in training turn into results at the weekend as well.
But don’t think Emery can change things in two weeks, so we should not have great expectations of beating Chelsea, but we can expect them to start taking effect when we come up against West Ham, Cardiff and Newcastle in our next three games. The improvement will be much more obvious to our untrained eyes by then, and hopefully everyone can calm down and start seeing an interesting future.
Keep the Faith!