It’s not exactly been plain sailing for Unai Emery since taking over the reigns from Arsene Wenger at Arsenal last summer. Slowly but surely though, the Spanish manager seems to be winning more and more people over.
One of which is Lee Dixon.
The double winning legend, who made 616 appearances for the Gunners between 1987 and 2002, has been singing the praises of Emery and his training methods, which he hears from friends at the club are proving to be extremely beneficial to the players’ development.
Speaking to Premier League Productions, Dixon said, “The training intensity and the accountability in training with what is expected of them has gone up.
“I know that for a fact because I’ve still got a few people knocking around the training ground that I can ask how things are going.
“The little insider has kind of said training has completely changed in that respect, which I think’s a good thing.”
The Gunners have just eight Premier League fixtures left and currently sit in fourth place, two points ahead of Manchester United in the race for a Champions League place. Unai Emery’s men must also negotiate a tough Europa League quarter-final against Napoli in April.
Hopefully the Spaniard’s training methods pay dividends between now and the end of the season.