Let’s be honest we are all very excited about Unai Emery taking over at Arsenal, and are longing for the Spaniard to make us into proper contenders again, but are we simply expecting too much in Emery’s first season? Accoroding to the Gunners legend Nwanko Kanu, we need to keep our feet firmly on the ground. ‘If it happens and they win the league, it’s a miracle,’ Kanu said.
‘It takes time for the newcomers, the new signings, to adapt. We have to allow time for him to bring his own style and the way he wants to play.’
‘For the new manager, it’s going to be a very big challenge; the fans want them to perform in the league in his first year, which is always difficult for a new coach,’
‘It’s a very big club – coming into a big club you need a trophy, so if you don’t win the league, you need to win the others. It’s hard, but that’s what you expect of a coach of that stature and a big club.’
‘He’s been signing new, good players. They’re more defensive and not allowing goals, which is good,’
‘They have to know how to win games, even if it’s 1-0. All they need is the three points.’
Would it really be a ‘miracle’ if we won the League straight away? Yes we have brought in five new players, but surely they will be integrated slowly into a team that has been together for years. I’m not so sure I like the idea of being pessimistic!