Adams: Emery too similar to Wenger

Arsenal legend Tony Adams has said that new Gunners boss Unai Emery is too similar to Arsene Wenger after a disappointing start to the season.

The Gunners couldn’t have been given a much harder start to the Premier League campaign, with fixtures against Man City and Chelsea being pulled out of the hat for their first two fixtures.

While defeats in those games may not have come as a surprise to some, the manner of the defeats certainly will have been for the Arsenal Faithful, with the Gunners’ defence being carved open with ease on numerous occasions, a criticism often thrown at the side under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger.

Now, former club captain who was part of some of the greatest Arsenal teams of all time, Tony Adams, has told The Sun that new boss Unai Emery is too similar to the man he replaced:

“After Arsene, I was so excited with the prospect of a real change — it was a great chance to do things differently but against City it was an Arsene Wenger performance — only more so.

“I felt so sad about that. Everyone knows what Arsenal have been missing — it’s that steel, that resilience. Whether Emery can coach it or not I don’t know yet, it is early days.

“But then away to Chelsea they were all over the place again — you’re not watching them thinking ‘there’s a change here’.

“It’s the same goalkeeper, the same style of play — it just feels the same, there’s no one rocking the boat.

“Chief executive Ivan Gazidis has gone for a ‘head coach’ because they don’t want someone with the power Arsene had. But they still want to appease the fans with a style of play like Arsene had. They don’t want to lose the ideology of the ‘beautiful game’ …whatever that is.

“I don’t think you are going to have success that way because there are clubs doing it far better, with better players and more money than us.

“Good luck if you think you are trying to outplay Manchester City.”

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