Arsenal has had quite a fractured progress report going for the last few years. Gordon Strachan once told The Debate that it might take Arsenal 10 years before they get back to the top. If you think the gunners haven’t been performing to their potential lately, you are right. However, maybe it’s time to back your team and place your bet with Betway; you never know when there is a turnaround! For one, things are looking good this season!
The Current Season for the Gunners
It has only been eight matches in the Premier League and Arsenal can already smell the top spot. This can be attributed to the new dawn which was set by the new Arsenal Boss Unai Emery.
We all knew the Emery would have a daunting task to take back Arsenal to their glory days. Arsene Wenger had left the team in a deprivation state. The squad which Wenger had left was the worst team ever in all his 22-year reign in Arsenal.
Arsenal lost their chance to qualify for the Champions League last season. They haven’t had a chance to win the cup ever since 2004.
When Wenger left there were some who celebrated while others grumbled quite a bit since he had another year in his contract. Emery was placed a fortnight after Wenger’s last game. Therefore the squad had a whole summer to work and get back in shape.
Emery might not be quite renowned like Jose Mourinho, have a personality like Júrgen Klopp or be a genius like Guardiola. However, he is renowned for putting all his attention into detail. His experience in football will allow him to connect with the player’s weaknesses.
Emery’s standard feature of playing is based on two moves:- playing out from the backs and pressing from the front. Although these moves have not been entirely effective. For instance, Petr Cech has suffered two corners after miscalculating his passes.
Watching Arsenal one can tell the players are not quite as comfortable in their positions. Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi are not quite happy with their current defence lines. This led them to lose against Chelsea and Man City.
However, Emery has trusted his gut from the start. His combination play has been effective and produced some results. In the first three games, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang played upfront solo. Later on, when Alexandre Lacazette made a good impact when he played as a substitute during both West Ham and Fulham, the two were combined. These two have gone to work together greatly.
However, the biggest challenge for Emery is when Aaron Ramsey will have to leave the club due to contractual issues. Ramsey has already been labelled with the best goal of the Premier League season against Fulham. But most likely Ozil will come and takeover Ramsey’s position.
Arsenal have been quite impressive over the eight games. They have already won six of them to put them straight back near to the top. Emery might be their new “saviour” and we are already seeing the results.
Long may it continue