The new Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been trying to teach his new squad to learn how to play from the back and with the possession attack with speed and style, and it is has been revealed that the Spaniard has been trying to emulate Klopp and is hoping that the Gunners can become as tight as Liverpool and play the same way.
Emery said: “We need to stop them doing their jobs in the 90 minutes. They have individual players and also are a collective.
“They are developing moves with the goalkeeper because they build up through Alisson, the centre-backs and the midfield players.
“They can progress up the pitch with a lot of quality starting with Alisson.
“We need a big match in the individual duels against them and also tactically we need to be together and play with our identity and style that we need to impose on them.
“It’s difficult for 90 minutes but in moments we need to impose our ideas in a duel of 90 minutes.
“They are a very good team, an intense team, and they require a lot of work for us to battle them but I believe in our team and our players. We are also going to play our way.”
“This team has developed a lot with Klopp and their new signings in the last year,”
“The team three seasons ago, they were playing in the final in the Europa League. Last season they played in the final of the Champions League.
“For us it is a good example for how you can improve. We have a lot of respect for them also.
“I think we can play against them with our performance and also the possibility and spirit to show every supporter that we are here also.”
This game will be the perfect test to see how far we have progressed in Emery-s tactics, and we will be playing a team that has ha a couple of seasons to develop the same identity. Can Arsenal really give Liverpool a game on the same level as Emery wants us to be after just ten League games in charge? Or should we expect our team to be given more time to reach their level?
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