Arsenal struggle to reach the peak of their powers in the English Premier League
It’s been a year-and-a-half since the Spaniard Unai Emery took the role as manager and the Gunners seem no closer to the top of the European game than they were under his predecessor.
Unai Emery has come under pressure at the Emirates after a difficult start to the 2019/20 campaign. Arsenal have played 10 matches, winning four, losing two and four ending in a draw.
While the Gunners have showcased flashes of exciting attacking play in 2019-20, they’ve struggled in a number of matches too. On Monday, they slipped to a 1-0 loss to Sheffield United in the Premier League, missing the chance to move up to third place.
The result was clearly disappointing for the Gunners, but Arsenal fans would have been just as concerned about the nature of the display, as they rarely threatened against the newly promoted team.
Unai Emery has defended his record Arsenal record and claims he has made the team more competitive than they were under Arsene Wenger.
Emery: “I think last year I started to improve being competitive, also more or less creativity with some very good matches playing with that creativity.
“Sometimes we forget the memory and we need to remember. When I arrived, this team needed to be more competitive. Arsenal, in their history, were winning 1-0 and being very competitive, but it was not enough.
“Then [they went through] the process of being competitive and with improved creativity. When I arrived here, the creativity was more or less good, but being competitive was worse. It was not enough.
“I think last year I started to improve being competitive, also with some very good matches playing with creativity. This year we are in that process, but also with patience because our strategy as a club is [using] some new players and young players.”
Let’s also remember in April 2019, Emery watched his side record an impressive 1-0 victory in Naples to progress to the last four of the Europa League. It was his 50th game as Arsenal manager since his appointment during the summer, and during that time he won a hugely impressive 32 matches.
So, can Unai Emery direct his team to greatness in 2019/20?
Bookmaker Yobetit offers odds 301* to win the Premier League. Could they be the underdogs of the Premier League? We say, no. We don’t predict Arsenal will make it to the final stages of the Premier League.
💬 "There's loads of positives to take. Loads of negatives as well, but this is part of the way and we're looking on to the weekend now."
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 31, 2019
Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of three players ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Wolves. Sead Kolasinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock all picked up knocks in the cup clash.
Arsenal are undefeated in their last 6 home matches in the Premier League. However, their recent injuries and misfortune could see the Wolves walk away with a win on Saturday. Wolves have a tremendous record against the top-six sides since the beginning of last season and were unbeaten against Arsenal in both league games last term.
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