There is certainly a revolution going on at Arsenal at the moment, with the new management structure put in place last season and the summer clearout of nearly the whole coaching team from the Academy right up to the senior squad.
That is a whole lot of change in a very short space of time, especially for the many players who have only ever known Wenger’s way of doing things. Certainly the Arsenal legend David O’Leary has concerns that it may not be an easy period at the club as the squad deals with all the upheaval. O’Leary told Arsenal.com: “I think you will see a new Arsenal, a new way and we’ve already seen that Arsène Wenger was the manager and Unai Emery is not the manager, he’s the coach.
“So there’s already a new change of ways and a new way of doing things. If a load of people have been at a place for 22 years, whoever comes in after 22 years, there is going to be a change because people get so used to a certain way of doing things for so long. So there will be new staff coming in and only time will tell.
“I hope that they will be successful and I’m sure he [Emery] will have a lot of new ideas and new ways of doing things. It’s whether the players that he inherits jump to that or they’ve got so used to another way of doing things.
“That will be a big thing as well to decide. I hope the players there will think ‘Great, new bunch of ideas. Yes, we like these ideas’ and the club goes forward from there.”
As fans, we are all excited by the changes and hope that this will propel us on to new heights, but maybe it won’t be quite that simple at the beginning?