Jamie Carragher pinpoints what will change about Arsenal this season
The Liverpool FC legend believes Arsenal will win more games due to their tactical brilliance this season
Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal will win more games this season due to their tactical brilliance rather than attacking flair under Unai Emery.
The Gunners appointed the Spanish head coach as their new manager at the end of the 2017-18 Premier League season following a difficult campaign.
Arsenal finished in sixth place in the Premier League table to miss out on a Champions League spot in successive seasons under Arsene Wenger.
Emery has wasted no time leaving his mark on the Gunners squad following the additions of Juventus veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner and Borussia Dortmund centre-half Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
The Gunners have also spent £20m on Bayer Leverkusen and Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno to provide Petr Cech and David Ospina with stiff competition.
Uruguay international Lucas Torreira has arrived in a £26m deal from Sampdoria to add more steel to the Arsenal midfield, while Lorient teenager Mateo Guendouzi has completed a switch.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher believes the Gunners will show more tactical awareness in the 2018-19 Premier League campaign under their new manager.
“In the past, Arsenal have won games on great football, individual brilliance and having great attacking players,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“What we’ll see Arsenal do more this season is win games tactically. You will look at games and say ‘that’s the manager, he has set up a certain way’.”
Arsenal will start their Premier League campaign with a difficult clash against defending champions Manchester City on Sunday evening.
The Gunners have finished in fifth and sixth spot in the last two seasons.