This is how Arsenal are going to beat West Ham tomorrow….

Unai Emery has been trying to get his Arsenal squad to learn his pressing game, and how to control matches by playing out from the back. Admittedly it was always going to be hard against Man City and Chelsea in our first two games but it should be easier in tomorrows game against West Ham. Emery explained what he wanted his players to do in tomorrow’s match: “My idea is first control, but the opposition want the same.” he said.

“With this control, you can be near to win and then know when you need to change the rhythm. I know we need intensity in every moment in the games. This control is to not let the opposition play. For example in the two first matches, we didn’t have the control [enough – only in some moments, but not like what we need to find to win. Saturday is another match, tactically it will be different. It will be demanding and I want to have more control to find the win in this match.

“We are working on different situations tactically. In the first we are playing with four at the back, then we have two and one, and one and two. With two and one, it is like a 4-2-3-1 and one, two, is for a 4-1-4-1 or a 4-3-3. We have players who train in this system. The moment on the pitch is different. If we need to improve in this mobility, the quality is very important, but also how the player is moving on the pitch. I think with two systems, we can continue to progress and think about winning the next match.”

Emery is certainly not averse to telling his opponents his tactics before the game starts. In fact he seems to relish in it. I guess he is at all times trying to get his plans into the players heads so it must come naturally to him.

Well now we know what he wants the players to do, now let’s see if they can put his plan into action!



  1. Innit says:

    Means either Aubameyang or Lacazette will start, not both. Wish we could start both up front

    1. Phil says:

      I believe Emery will play Lacazette up front with Aubamayang and Mykitarian either side of Ozil.Torreira will start next to Guadozi in midfield.This shapes us as a 4231.Tough on Iwobi after last week.Xhaka deserves benching and Ramsey can F**K off.

      1. Counsel says:

        Do people here lives in caves!even the writer is trying to distortion the prematch interview where Emery stated categorically that he will not be using two strikers and that is red herring to me because Laca is the best player at arsenal and he must play together with Auba,We may talk of tactics but clueless tactics the best players MUST start tactics my foot.

  2. gotanidea says:

    He would not dare to bench Ozil, Aubameyang and Xhaka, so this is my prediction:

    Bellerin . Mustafi . Sokratis . Monreal
    ……….Guendouzi …….. Xhaka
    Mkhitaryan …….. Ozil ……… Iwobi

  3. John Ibrahim says:

    its a guarantee win ….our first 3 points and home win

    the winning streak begins!!!

    In Emery we trust!!!

    Lets give our full support and welcome back Jack W with his first lost at the Emirates

    1. gotanidea says:

      Nothing is guaranteed John… They better watch Arnautovic

  4. Eliacell says:

    I think 4-2-3-1 formation will be better for Arsenal to beat West ham for tomorrow’s crash and i am highly humbly requesting Mr Unai to make some possible two to three changes and be like Lacazett upfront and Minkhtarian at the central position behind the striker, Ozil at the left wig and Oube at the bright wig. Koscielny to replace Mustaffi at the central defence…

    “Be proud to be an Arsenal fan!!

  5. Innit says:

    I hope the tumour is true that Arsenal have agreed a five-year £300 million kit deal with Adidas!!!!

    Also hope Kroenke let’s us use it for transfers

    1. ArsenalWarsANewHope says:

      Good one. That’s all his money, he’ll probably invest a speck of it, to buy another hidden gem and that’s it. Everything else, straight to the ranches.

  6. Sue says:

    So Lloris has been charged with drink driving…. what a complete bell end! But that’ll be forgotten about just like Firmino’s was!

    1. Innit says:

      Hope he is treated the same as normal people by the justice system. At least 1 year ban I think

      1. Sue says:

        Too right Innit

  7. wilshegz says:

    players should start on merit, therefore I want to see xhaka,bellerin, ozil benched for torreira,lichsteiner,ramsey respectively.

    1. Solomon Opio says:

      I agree with u coz Xhaka has been below par of recent and Bellerin’s marking z poor. Hope Iwobi keeps his place though

  8. JUSTJOY says:

    Westham at the Emirates is a London Derby…

    9th August 2015
    Arsenal 0:2 Westham

    defend well and convert our chances is the solution.

    1. gotanidea says:

      We lost on that day because Sanchez was on the bench and Wenger did not dare to bench Ozil

      I think it’s gonna be different tomorrow, because Emery would not hesitate to pull out any starter that does not perform well

      1. Sue says:

        I thought Cech had a bad day….and I wanted to ship him back to Chelsea

  9. Innit says:

    Arsenal 4-0 West Ham
    Aubameyang and Lacazette deuce

  10. Gifted says:

    If Unai starts Xhaka, Ramsey and Ozil tomorrow and drops Lacazette: then he is not the right man for the job. Because it will mean he is afraid to drop the big players just like Arsene was.

    1. Red and white says:

      Are you serious or joking? Those 3 dudes big players? They aint no Bale modric or ronaldo .Hope Emery gets it right tommorow and we win big

  11. Kenya001 says:

    Nothing is easy 2nd derby in 2weeks hope for the 3points lets go goooners

  12. justjoy says:

    still see us winning but the hard way because the players are still learning Unai Emery.

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