Arsenal legend has urged Unai Emery to change formations

He has also offered advice over Gunners duo to the Spaniard

Arsenal had a very busy summer as Unai Emery was appointed as the new manager of the club after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 22 years. The Spaniard signed a three-year deal worth £15 million.

He was given the charge with the task of rebuilding the squad and returning the club to the European elite while challenging for other major honours, after they finished sixth in the Premier League last season resulting in missing the Champions League this season.

However, the Gunners didn’t got off to a great start as they have begun life under the new manager with back-to-back defeats in the Premier League against their big rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

But won their next two fixtures against West Ham United and Cardiff City. They will look to continue their momentum after the International break.

The Spaniard sticked with 4-2-3-1 approach during the first 3 matches with Pierre-Emerick Aubayemeng as the lone frontman. But changed the formation against Cardiff City, starting both Lacazette and Aubayemeng together for the first time this season.

Club legend Martin Keown has urged Emery to consider changing formation and has also offered advice over Bernd Leno and Lucas Torreira.

“If you look at the statistics for goalkeepers in Europe, Leno excels in his distribution but is not the best when it comes to the shots he is expected to stop,” Keown wrote in his Daily Mail column. “The German was not in their World Cup squad and hasn’t been called up for this international break.

“How good is he? We’re not too sure yet.”

“Emery now has his chance to reflect during the international break,” He added. This is a period of calm for the new head coach. If I was in his staff, I’d be saying we need to consider making a change to the system.

“Arsenal’s centre backs Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis aren’t really the best in possession of the ball.

“Emery has very creative players who play further up the pitch but he needs a figure who can sit in deep midfield.

“Lucas Torreira could be that man and he could then help the back two out.

“It can sometimes feel like we’re watching a youth team whose players are trying to be developed into passers. Manchester City play 4-1-2-3, with a deep midfielder and two creative players either side.”

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