Mick McCarthy believes Unai Emery has made a significant change to the Arsenal front-line.
The Republic of Ireland boss felt that things had gone “sour” under Arsene Wenger and that it was a perfect time for the Spaniard to come in and take the club in a new direction.
In the main, it has gone well.
Arsenal have lost just three league games this season, and only once since August.
The Gunners were often criticised under Wenger for playing nice, attractive football, but all too often accused of trying to pass their way into the net.
McCarthy, a guest on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday show, believes Emery has changed that since he has come to the club.
The former Ipswich boss said: “One thing I’ve seen about Arsenal is the centre-forwards following things in, getting into the box trying to score.
“So often in the past they would be cutting it back to the edge of the box, but now they’re getting bodies into the box and they look like they want to score.
“They’re passing it forward, players are running in behind, stretching defences, I think they’ve been brilliant, really exciting to watch.