Keown: What Has Changed At Arsenal Under Unai Emery

Keown: What Has Changed At Arsenal Under Unai Emery
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Arsenal legend Martin Keown has given his take on the areas he feels the club ha so far improved under Unai Emery.

The Spanish manager arrived London to take over from Arsene Wenger in May and despite his catastrophic start to the season, Emery has since carved his side into a superb one.

After losing to Manchester City and Chelsea in their first and second games respectively, the Gunners responded with victories against the likes of Watford, Westham United, Everton, Newcastle United, Fulham, Brentford, Qarabag etc. In all competitions so far, it's been nine straight wins.

There is no doubt a lot has changed under Emery and Keown has taken his time to observe and highlight the basic positive changes that has happened at the Emirates Stadium under this new administration.

In his opinion which I'll also tag 'factual', Arsenal have stepped up confidence and now have an entirely new spirit coupled with the fact that the midfield now possesses better balance when compared to how it was in recent years.

Speaking in a Question and Answer session on the Daily Mail, the former English international that played as a defender for Arsenal between 1984 and 2005 said:

“What’s clear to see is that they have won three times away from home — having only done so four times on the road in the Premier League throughout the whole of last season.

“As much as I enjoyed the confidence and expression of Aaron Ramsey’s Harlem Globetrotter goal, what impressed me more was the grit, tenacity and determination in Arsenal’s performance.

“After letting Fulham back into the game, they showed real character to win emphatically in the second half.

“Lucas Torreira has brought balance to the midfield. He has freed Granit Xhaka to be more creative.

“Until this match, it felt like Unai Emery’s Arsenal were a work in progress. On Sunday they bossed the game.”

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