Unai Emery may not have spent absolute fortunes in the transfer market to try and buy Arsenal the Premier League title, but he is certainly giving me confidence that he can get us back into being challengers by sheer hard work as well as absolute belief that we can beat anybody.
I was particularly pleased with his speech in today’s press conference in Singapore, where he started by saying that he still wanted to improve his English, but then gave a rallying speech to inspire the players and fans alike when asked about how he wanted his Arsenal team to play. He said: “Each match, you are looking for every player to transmit intensity, aggression, to show that they want to win and are prepared to work hard to win.
“We want to do that with style, with a personality, with protagonists on the pitch. We want every player to create things and find things when they’re on the ball. When we are without the ball, we also want to show ambition to recover the ball quickly. We want to demonstrate that not only in every match, but also in every training session. We want our players to be energetic, full of action with or without the ball and as protagonists on the pitch doing things.”
Well if that wasn’t inspirational then I don’t know what is! He talks a good game, and his record of making mediocre teams into trophy winners gives me great hope that he can do the same at Arsenal.
I for one am going to be behind him all the way, and if he can convince the Arsenal players to follow his lead we can look forward to a great season. Let’s put the pride back into Arsenal!