Hector Bellerin: Arsenal already look better than last season
The Arsenal star believes the Gunners are already looking better under Unai Emery this season
Hector Bellerin believes Arsenal have already improved under new Gunners head coach Unai Emery.
The Gunners ended up in sixth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a place in the Champions League.
Arsenal signed five players in the summer transfer window to bolster Unai Emery’s squad after the Spanish head coach replaced Arsene Wenger.
Emery recruited experienced Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus.
The Gunners have also brought in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno in a £20m deal.
The north London outfit have also brought on Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund earlier this month.
Lucas Torreira became the fourth addition at The Emirates last week before Lorient teenager Matteo Guendouzi finalised a move.
However, Arsenal lost 2-0 to defending Premier League champions Manchester City to make a disappointing start to the Emery era.
Speaking to Arsenal’s website about their improvement under the new Gunners manager, Bellerin said:
“Having been on the pitch, I think that compared to where we were last year I think we looked better and had chances in the second half that we didn’t score.
“We’re playing against a team that have been around each other for three years and they have new players and were crowned champions, so we knew that it was going to be hard, so for us it’s about taking the positives.”
Arsenal will make the trip to Chelsea FC in their next Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 after he finished the season without defeat.