The Spaniard was appointed this summer
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.
Club’s star Nacho Monreal has revealed the difference on life under Emery and Wenger. The Spaniard was linked with an exit before the transfer deadline but decided to stay.
“In training, he likes that every single player gives his 100 per cent in any moment,” Monreal told the London Evening Standard.
“Training is one hour and a half, [maybe] one hour 40, whatever, [and] all the time we must give our best performance.
“If we have to run, we have to do it, don’t save any energy.
“After that, he loves that we enjoy and have a good atmosphere in the group.
“While we are training, it is: ‘Come on guys, do everything’ and after you will have time to relax and enjoy with your team-mates.
“It is good for the team.
“That [the pitchside gym] is what they did on the first day.
“I wasn’t here but I saw it.
“At the moment, we haven’t used it too much so that’s a good point for us!
“But both managers [Emery and Wenger] like to have the ball, have long possessions and protect the ball during the games.
“Probably with Unai Emery, we work more tactically.
“He is a Spanish coach and in Spain we work a lot on tactics, set-pieces – I think we are improving in this aspect.
“This is our idea for this year – have more possession, don’t lose stupid balls in the middle of the pitch and be more compact than how we were before.”