Arsenal ‘not confident playing out from the back’ – says club legend Seaman

Arsenal legend David Seaman does not feel that his former clubs players are confident with their new coach Unai Emery’s demand that they play the ball out of defence.

The Gunners have lost their opening two Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea, with many fans and pundits questioning whether Emery has the personnel to both play out from the back and adopt a high defensive line as he expects his sides to do.

There has been plenty of debate suggesting that perhaps Emery will need to adapt his style to suit both his players and the demands of English football, with Seaman admitting that he does not think Arsenal’s defenders are comfortable with the former PSG coaches methods.

“At the moment they are not fully confident of playing out from the back, everyone can see that. It’s about getting the balance right.’’ Seaman told TalkSport.

“If teams are pushing in on you and doing it really well, you have to knock it long some times. Then, by doing that, it spreads out the field and you can start from there.

“Just mix it up. We were really trying to force it all the time and it becomes really easy to defend that.”

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