Former Arsenal player Santi Cazorla said that he helped Unai Emery to prepare for his job as Arsenal manager. Unai Emery joined Arsenal as their manager this summer after Arsene Wenger stepped down at the end of the 2017-18 season. Cazorla also left Arsenal at that time to return to Villarreal.
Emery’s spell at Arsenal began poorly with two successive Premier League defeats. However, things are beginning to work out for Arsenal as they have won their last three league games.
Cazorla said that he helped Emery by providing him all the necessary information about the club and their players. The former Arsenal player said, “I gave him all the information I could to try and help him out during his period of settling in and I think he’s very happy and I think he’s a great manager for Arsenal. But everyone really does have to be patient, when you think you’ve had the same manager for 23 years, a manager who became a real symbol for the club on a worldwide scale and the fans have to show a little patience with Unai, and the team because there has been a lot of changes.
I believe that if they do things in the right manner, Arsenal have everything required to be a massive club. I’m sure that in the coming seasons Arsenal will be making that step up in quality which will hopefully enable them to be on a level playing field and able to fight for the title and other big trophies.”
Arsenal ended below the top four in the last two seasons under Wenger and expectations are not too high for the club this season either. With a new manager and the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham having formidable squads, it is very unlikely that the Gunners will be in the top four of the league this season.
Their best chance of reaching the Champions League next season is by winning the Europa League. Arsenal have started the Europa League strongly with a 4-2 win over Ukrainian club Vorskla Poltava.
The Gunners are currently 9th in the Premier League. Arsenal will hope to continue their winning run when they take on Everton today.