Arsenal manager Unai Emery

Emery hints at change of tactics for West Ham clash

Unai Emery has hinted at a change of tactics for his side’s game against West Ham this weekend.

It hasn’t been the greatest of starts to his career as Arsenal manager for Emery, slipping to defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in their opening two Premier League games.

While the results may not have been a surprise to observers considering the strength of the opposition, the manner of the defeats have caused some alarm among Arsenal fans and former players, with the age-old problems of the Gunners leaky defence rearing their head once again.

With a second London derby on the horizon in as many weeks, Emery has hinted at a change of tactics against West Ham.

“Saturday is another match, tactically it will be different,” he said in his pre-match press conference.

“It will be demanding and I want to have more control to find the win in this match. We are working on different situations tactically.

“In the first, we are playing with four at the back, then we have two and one, and one and two.

“With two and one, it is like a 4-2-3-1 and one, two, is for a 4-1-4-1 or a 4-3-3. We have players who train in this system. The moment on the pitch is different. If we need to improve in this mobility, the quality is very important, but also how the player is moving on the pitch.

“I think with two systems, we can continue to progress and think about winning the next match.”

Watch Unai Emery’s full pre-match press conference.

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