Arsenal skipper and defensive ace Laurent Koscielny has taken a dig at the club’s legendary manager Arsene Wenger, claiming that the north London club have become more “intelligent” under the current manager Unai Emery. The Spaniard took charge at the Emirates Stadium last summer and has done well so far to keep his side in the race to finish the season among the top four clubs in the Premier League and has also led them to reach the quarter-final stage of the Europa League.
Speaking about the north London club’s performance this season, the French defender said, “Our record against the other big six teams this season is positive. We have won 12 points compared to six last season. It shows how we are approaching those games differently.”
He added, “It is not just about attacking. We are more intelligent, we are more measured in our plans. We can change tactics halfway through a game, we can set up differently. The manager is using different formations and it shows his flexibility and the players’ too which is a good thing. Of course, we still need to do better away from home in the big games but we are on the right path.”
The Gunners are set to take on Serie A giants Napoli in their next match in the first leg of the quarter-final of the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium.