It seems a bit strange looking back now on the arguments we used have on Just Arsenal about Arsene Wenger not changing his tactics whether he was playing Man City or Brentford, and just telling the players to go out and play their usual game and we will win.
To be honest I didn’t really believe that Wenger didn’t prepare the players, but according to Hector Bellerin it is absolutely true! ‘It feels like a new club,’ Bellerin said. ‘We have so many new staff. It’s a shame for those who have gone, and I am grateful to them all.
‘Some had been at the club for many years. But you can understand why a new person would like to put their own stamp on the club. ‘I am impressed with Emery. We lost our first two games but we were very close both times.
‘After the match, the players could feel that things were coming together.
‘With Arsene, he wanted us to play in the same way regardless of the opponents. The idea was that we could play in our way and beat anyone.
‘But Emery is very focused on preparing a plan for our next opponents, whoever they may be. It is very detailed and very professional.
‘The next few months are going to be very exciting for all of us. We will reach a higher level.’
Well it sounds like it is going to very exciting for all of us! Once Emery has taught the team the basics of his tactics, then hopefully they will learn how to tweak them according to out opponents. I’m excited, but I’m not expecting it to be instantaneous, but at least we know we are going in the right direction!