Ian Wright has heaped praise on Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s impressive start to life in the Premier League this season.
The Spanish tactician has made a great and positive impact at the club since the ex-Sevilla manager took over the reins from French boss Arsene Wenger in May 2018.
The Former Gunners forward Wright is thrilled by Unai Emery’s impact at the club following 22 seasons under Arsene Wenger’s management.
“Yes, I know he copped a bit when he lost his first two games as Arsenal manager, but against Manchester City and Chelsea it was hardly the greatest surprise,” Wright informed The Sun.
“Since then he has gone about his business meticulously and methodically — and chalked up a very impressive NINE wins on the bounce.
“I know, as plenty will be quick to point out, they haven’t all been against the toughest of opponents, on paper at least.
“But there is also that old adage about only being able to beat what is in front of you.
“And whether you are expected to win or not, you still have to do so.”
Wright added: “Weren’t United expected to beat Brighton and West Ham?
“Weren’t Tottenham expected to put a hatful past Cardiff on Saturday? The Premier League doesn’t work like that. So don’t let anyone talk down what Spaniard Emery has achieved over the past couple of months at the Emirates.
“I’m not getting carried away and suggesting all of a sudden Arsenal are champions in waiting.
“But I am certainly enjoying the ride at the moment — and every Gunners supporter should be doing the same.
“Look, not being under the microscope might not have made the slightest difference to how things have gone but it has certainly not done any harm.
“What Unai is doing is trying to change the whole philosophy going forward, and he is doing it very, very well indeed.”