Arsenal legend worried by Gunners defence

Arsenal legend David Seaman has admitted that he has found his former clubs defensive displays under new boss Unai Emery worrying.

To be fair to Emery he has been handed a tough start to life in the Premier League, facing Manchester City and Chelsea in his first two fixtures.

However, the Spanish coach’s insistence on playing a high line and playing out from the back at all costs has caused plenty of discussion amongst both fans and pundits.

Seaman, who is one of the Gunners greatest ever goalkeepers has revealed that he is concerned by how many chances Emery’s side are giving away at present.

“Arsenal worry me at the back.’’ He told TalkSport.

“Petr Cech is having to make a lot of saves and there’s some defensive stuff going on there that’s… it’s not schoolboy, but…

“They want to hold a high line, and yet they’re still holding a high line when there’s no pressure on the ball.

“You do not do that, and they found that out against Chelsea where they were just knocking balls over the top for fun.

“Going forward it looks strong, but they’ve got to take chances. There were some really good chances against Chelsea and it was frustrating, especially because you know Chelsea have got quality up front and they will punish you.”

Emery will be looking to pick up his first three points as Arsenal boss today when his side face West Ham at the Emirates.

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