In the course of recent years, Arsenal fans have turned out to be familiar with observing free-streaming, assaulting football from their group under Arsene Wenger. In any case, that was at that point and today, there’s another daybreak. New manager Unai Emery is the man entrusted with leading a revolution at the Emirates.
So how do the Spaniard’s strategies contrast with his predecessor’s?
At Sevilla, he relied on a 4-2-3-1 formation, which brought him success. Emery spent three-and-a-half-years at Sevilla, winning three Europa League titles and reaching the final of the Copa Del Rey. But his time at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium was marred by the club’s underachievement in La Liga and the Champions League, perhaps highlighting a lack of focus where it mattered. He’s won the Europa League but has a poor record in the Champions League and couldn’t get Sevilla into the top-four despite having four bites of the cherry. Arsenal have finished outside of the Champions League spots in each of the last two seasons
However, he changed his approach slightly at Paris Saint-Germain, preferring a 4-3-3 formation which shifts to a 3-4-3 formation when in possession in 68 of his 76 league games in charge of the Ligue 1 side – 89% of matches.
At PSG, Emery utilized Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani as the group’s point of convergence up top. It was his business to hold up the ball, bring others into play and convey a flying risk.
Two of three from Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria played as inverted wingers.
According to Tifo, Emery’s PSG forward line had a similarity of Liverpool’s front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah in both movement and positioning.
Emery’s midfield three was genuinely straightforward, with one central player – more often than not Thiago Motta – sitting deep at whatever point the full-backs push forward.
One of the other two midfielders – positions filled by any semblance of Marco Veratti, Adrien Rabiot and Javier Pastore – was offered permit to join the attack, while the other stayed further.
Midfielders were mainly urged to play through balls
Unai Emery like his team to press opponents whenever they lose possession, they counter press in number to win back possession. Due to this, he likes to keep his defensive line high which helps them to push men forward and attack the men high up the pitch but them leave them exposed to the counter-attack.
Full-backs, for example, Dani Alves and Thomas Meunier were urged to play high up the pitch, covering at each opportunity.
Protectively, Emery’s PSG group used a high-press and counter-assaulting framework, again like Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool group.
At Arsenal, with the players Emery has available to him, he may choose an alternate framework once more, yet his current sides’ strategies should offer a look into his ethos and way to deal with the excellent amusement.