Arsenal had arguably the toughest start to the Premier League season as they had to take on champions Manchester City and then top-four contenders Chelsea.
Unai Emery has experienced his first taste of top-flight football in England, and he may not be thrilled at the moment.
In their opening fixture, the Gunners were beaten 2-0 by City and then they followed that up with an end-to-end 3-2 loss against Chelsea.
There were signs of encouragement during the clash at Stamford Bridge as Emery’s team were able to come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2.
Marcos Alonso’s late goal was the difference between the two sides, and now Emery’s high-pressing style of play has caused a debate.
During Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show, pundit Gary Neville argued with his colleague Jamie Carragher, insisting that Emery does not need to adapt his game for opponents.
— Arsenaloholic (@ArsenalohoIic) August 20, 2018
The former Manchester United star’s impassioned defence of the Arsenal boss was a big hit with the fans, who posted their thoughts on Twitter.
Well spoken Neville
— klint (@klint_krank) August 20, 2018
Great piece of punditry Mr Neville
— Dino68 (@xDino68x) August 20, 2018
— mthomo83 (@mthomo83) August 20, 2018
Very well thought Mr Neville. Carra trying to have his say but Nev talking sense as usual. This season will have ups and downs but like he says, it’s a learning curve and a way to find a new way for Arsenal’s particularly like his comments on Ozil.
— Red White Gooner ⚪️ (@RedWhite_Gooner) August 20, 2018
Cant lie Gary is the best pundit
— (@BludKlartBoogie) August 20, 2018
Refreshing to hear him reflect on his mistakes as a coach and admit faults. Also cool he defended Emery and encouraged his new style.
— PH_Arsenal (@pmh2_patrick) August 20, 2018
I like what I see from Emery, already . He’s a hurricane , & he’s gonna mould Arsenal into a formidable team . His Arsenal team . He needs time , that’s all . #AFC
— Bergkamp64 (@bergamp64) August 20, 2018
Brilliant from Neville
— Jay Harvey (@jaytrainz) August 21, 2018
Couldn’t agree more!
— TJ’s_DaD17 (@AFCNycUNc) August 20, 2018
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