Unai Emery’s repetitive training methods starting to frustrate Arsenal squad

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Sep 2019 9:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Although Emery has expressed a desire for Arsenal to press, he has done little work on it (Getty) Emery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with WatfordTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenEmery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with Watfordhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-frustrating-2-2-draw-watford-2006290/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The criticism facing Emery is starting to grow after a run of three games without a win, during which time they have conceded seven goals against Liverpool, Tottenham and Watford.Incredibly, Arsenal have allowed 96 shots on their goal this season – more than any other team in Europe’s top five leagues – and will need to bounce back with wins in the Europa League against Frankfurt on Thursday and Aston Villa in the Premier League.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Unai Emery’s repetitive training methods starting to frustrate Arsenal squad Arsenal were lucky to escape with a point in a dreadful performance at Watford (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic, barring a few drills when he first arrived at the club, Emery has done little work on improving and honing Arsenal’s pressing and it is not one of his main tactical plans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile Arsenal’s players still enjoy working under Emery, there is a frustration with how little he changes up his methods, sticking with the same repetitive drills in training.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Spaniard is also noted for his use of video analysis and, while that was a breath of fresh air after Arsene Wenger, some players are now zoning out of sessions that often last more than two hours.The Athletic’s report also says that Emery surprisingly ditched playing mock games before matches – with the Under-23 side mimicking the style of upcoming opponents – despite the squad loving it. Advertisementcenter_img Comment The Spaniard has been criticised for Arsenal’s mixed start to the new season (Picture: Getty)Some of Arsenal’s players are reportedly becoming frustrated with how repetitive Unai Emery’s training sessions are, while they have done virtually no work on pressing.The Gunners threw away a two-goal lead on Sunday as they collapsed in the second half against Watford, conceding 31 shots in the match, and Emery was criticised for his tactics and decision-making in the game.Although individual mistakes were once again Arsenal’s undoing for both of Watford goals, the side’s lacklustre defending as whole – and the lack of cohesive pressing from the players in front of the back four – were clear to see. Advertisementlast_img read more