ARSENAL have been reinvigorated by the appointment of Unai Emery and that is showing their performances.
That’s the view of Match of the Day pundit Jermaine Jenas, who says that the players have responded to an ‘injection’ of new ideas.
The Gunners romped to a 5-1 victory over Fulham on Sunday to record their ninth successive victory in all competitions.
Double’s from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang either side of an Aaron Ramsey strike moved the north London side into the Premier League top four for the first time this season.
After starting the campaign with defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea, many questioned how long it would take Emery to make his mark on the team.
“Going forward Arsenal seem so dynamic, the speed that they are attacking with is really enjoyable to watch”
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss is known for his high pressing style and for encouraging his defenders and goalkeeper to play the ball out from the back.
The message now seems to be transferring across to his players, with their latest victory arguably their best performance so far.
And former England midfielder Jenas believes that going forward, Arsenal will cause real problems for many teams this season.
“Going forward Arsenal seem so dynamic, the speed that they are attacking with is really enjoyable to watch,” he said on Match of the Day.
“They have willing runners and when you are a midfield player playing with people like that it makes it so much easier because you have got so many options.
“It was a constant theme throughout the game, they were clinical and they punished Fulham.
“I think this is a part of Arsenal’s game that Emery got nailed straight away actually, I think they got off to a great start going forward.
“I think that fresh injection from Emery of something new has been a real positive on the players, they look like they have got a real spark going forward that I think is going to strike fear into a lot of defences.”
While Arsenal were known for they attacking prowess for years under former boss Arsene Wenger, they were sometimes criticised for not being clinical and for trying to score the perfect goal at times.
But former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer said he thinks that this new Gunners team may have more about them.
“Arsenal identified Fulham’s weakness down their right hand side and they dominated that position,” he added. “They were fantastic on the day.”
Arsenal must wait until after the international break to try and continue their recent good run.
They welcome Leicester to the Emirates in their next Premier League game.