I am personally really impressed with the way Unai Emery is trying to impress his way of playing onto his new Arsenal squad, and also instilling a never say die attitude, whether we are winning or losing. We saw that the team maybe even tried harder against Man City after going behind, and the new coach is insistent that they must try their hardest for the full 90 minutes no matter what happens.
The Gunners have always suffered badly with injury problems, but sure it is not really normal for us to have so many Arsenal players on the treatment table after just one game!
The result from Unai Emery’s pre-game conference looked like this…..
Many Arsenal fans were not overly impressed with Unai Emery’s starting XI against Man City last weekend and felt there was little change from watching an Arsene Wenger side, but the Spaniard tweeked things in the second half and we were very much improved, although we still couldn’t score.
With the Unai Emery effect not looking like having an immediate effect on Arsenal as yet, and Chelsea’s facile 3-0 win at Huddersfield last week, the bookies are making the Blues very hot favourites to inflict more pain on the Gunners in Saturday’s late kick-off. The home side are odds on to win the game outright while Arsenal are as big as 7/2 to give Emery his first win as our coach. Many Gooners may prefer to spend the evening looking for the website for highest casino bonus to while away their time instead of wasting their money on backing Arsenal!
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.
You can’t really get more unlucky than losing three left-backs before you even play your second League game of the season, but that is what has happened to Arsenal!
The new Arsenal coach Unai Emery made it clear last week that David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell would be the only outgoing Gunners from the first team before the end of the European transfer window despite the new rumours about Elneny. Campbell has been confirmed as moving to the newly-promoted serie A side Frosinone, and it has just been confirmed that Ospina is in Napoli having a medical now.
There have been rumours about Arsenal having to cut the wage bill, and also that Marseille have come in with an offer for Mohammed Elneny, but I can assure you that that is very unlikely to happen. The Egyptian is a great utility squad player and has only just signed a new contract this year. We know his wages are tiny compared to the likes of Xhaka, Ozil, Ramsey and Torreira and he can fill in many positions when called upon.