Arsene Wenger sends message to Unai Emery about Arsenal’s style of play – Metro.co.uk

Arsene Wenger says Unai Emery has a 'responsibility' to play attractive football
Arsene Wenger says Unai Emery has a ‘responsibility’ to play attractive football (Picture: BeIN Sports)

Arsene Wenger has reminded Unai Emery of Arsenal’s ‘huge responsibility’ to play ‘attractive’ football following the club’s start to the season.

The Gunners are third in the Premier League and have a 100% record in the Europa League but there remains sections of the support who are unhappy with Emery’s management of the side.

Arsenal scraped past Bournemouth on Sunday thanks to David Luiz’s early goal and there was a strong lack of adventure in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United a week ago at Old Trafford.

Emery declared on his appointment that he would ‘rather win 5-4 than 1-0’ but supporters have been critical of the lack of progress the side have made in the 15 months since he arrived.

And Wenger, who says he ‘supports’ Emery, insists it’s a requirement of any Arsenal manager to play attacking football.

Arsenal have scored 13 goals in eight league matches this term
Arsenal have scored 13 goals in eight league matches this term (Picture: Getty)

‘I’m not here to judge coaches. I am a supporter of Arsenal Football Club so I just support [Emery] and hope that he can win games and plays a type of game that I like,’ said Wenger.

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‘I think a club like Arsenal is a huge responsibility and one of those responsibilities is to play attractive football.

‘After that, I think the most important thing is to support the team, the club and win games.’

Arsenal are just a point behind champions Manchester City but Wenger doubts his former side have enough to mount a title challenge this term.

Instead, the Frenchman believes Liverpool will end their long wait for the Premier League.

‘At the moment you don’t look too much at the position because the points difference is very small with anybody else,’ Wenger told SPORF.

‘You draw, you’re 7th. You win a game, you’re 3rd.

‘I don’t think [Arsenal can challenge for the title] at the moment on what I’ve seen. Liverpool is too far ahead for everybody else.

‘Man City looks to me to have the best potential to fight against Liverpool, but as long as long you’re not too far away you can hope.’

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