Losing to Liverpool in the third round is the only time Arsenal have not achieved any score so far this season. Strangely, there were still criticisms towards Emery, about the emotional dryness, lack of persuasion as well as his ability to motivate students.
Spread the air from the stands
Ever since arriving at the Emirates Stadium, Emery coach has not faced questions. That might be a question of identity in Arsenal’s post-Arsene Wenger play. Next came the demands of building an Arsenal that controlled the game when playing against underdogs. Then there was doubt about whether Emery would dare to break out of his comfort zone.
It is undeniable that one of the positive points when Emery took charge at Arsenal is that he instilled a spirit of fighting for the students in each match. It is easy to see the sign language of the Spaniard on the pitch after each shot is blocked, as well as the way he urges Arsenal fans to cheer more strongly on his team.
In the final seasons of the Wenger Dynasty, it was easy to see the atmosphere in the Emirates stands. Many fans showed a passive attitude of waiting for the players in the yard to stimulate the cheering spirit. All changed when coach Emery knew how to arouse the passionate atmosphere in the stands, creating a catalyst for Arsenal players to play better.
In addition to creating the atmosphere from the stands, Coach Emery also sowed into the students’ minds towards victory. Of course, not every victory is always worth being lifted into the blue clouds. Many times the Gunners need the moment of ecstasy of someone or the helping hand of god of luck to win all 3 points before the opponents.
Believe in young people, transmission of spirit does not give up
On the other hand, it is necessary to give praise to coach Emery in finding victory at all costs, in any circumstances, no matter how bad his team is. His players are always ready for thrilling moments, especially during the second half. This comes from Emery giving them confidence, the spirit of not giving up in all situations.
The concrete evidence for the mental stability of Arsenal this season lies in the comeback of winning a point against Tottenham in the North London derby after being two goals down, the Aston Villa win in a lack of people and being The opponent took the lead, as well as a point ahead of MU after leaving the Old Trafford team in the first 45 minutes. Not always this season Arsenal can maintain such resilience. Emery’s teachers must definitely improve their ability to control the match in a long-distance race like the Premier League. Anyway, winning in unfavorable times is a plus point for Emery’s Arsenal.
Besides two completely opposite points to Wenger, Unai Emery shared with his predecessor a trait: Faith in young players. For more than a decade with Arsenal, Wenger has been a famously cool coach with potential faces. This put pressure on Emery’s successor. Luckily, the former Sevilla and PSG coach maintained his tendency to use young players, and he did not hesitate to do so in Premier League matches. Matteo Guendouzi, who arrived at the Emirates Stadium at the age of 19, has been an important player in the midfield for the past 16 months. Recently, Joe Willock started the match against Liverpool at the age of 20, while Bukayo Saka, 18, impressed in the Europa League arena and was immediately rewarded with three consecutive main kicks, including the trip. as a visitor to Old Trafford Stadium of MU.
In addition to the above faces, Emery’s Arsenal still has many other notable players under the age of 25 such as Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Gabriel Martinelli, Lucas Torreira, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney or Hector Bellerin. These will be the key faces in the Arsenal squad this season, creating a young, aspiring Gunner figure.