Arsenal has won just once in their last four matches in all competitions. This kinda of shows how December has been awful for the gunners this season and Unai Emery has made his team play defensively in the last few weeks. So here’s a few reasons why he has made his team play defensively in their recent match.
1. UNAI EMERY WANTS HIS TEAM TO STOP CONCEDING
The gunners have conceded many goals this season and one of those goals have been due to counter attacks from their opponents, for example yesterday, Arsenal got a corner kick and Brighton & Hove Albion started a counter attack and scored hence them dropping two points.
Arsenal is among the teams that has conceded many goals this season and Unai Emery is aware how goal difference will be very important this season because competition for Premier League top four spots is stiff, so Unai Emery hopes his team plays defensively so that they concede less.
2. UNAI EMERY DOESN’T TRUST HIS DEFENCE
Unai Emery has in the last few weeks been adding three defensive midfielders in his lineup, that’s to say: Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka. It is relevantly surprising because one of these three would be benched for an attacking player in Arsene Wenger’s era.
But him starting three defensive midfielders started this month, and it’s because he doesn’t trust his current back line so he’s hoping that the above three would provide enough cover for the defenders.
We will have to wait and see if Unai Emery is going to change Arsenal’s tradition of playing beautiful football to playing a defensive minded game.