Jamie Redknapp: What I really think about Arsenal under Unai Emery so far
The Liverpool FC legend delivers his verdict on Arsenal's first win under Unai Emery
Jamie Redknapp isn’t surprised Arsenal looked “nervous” in their 3-1 win against West Ham United on Saturday.
The Gunners suffered a 2-0 loss to defending Premier League champions Manchester City in their season opener following goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.
Arsenal made the short trip across London to take on Chelsea FC but the Gunners came out on the wrong side of a 3-2 loss at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.
The north London side made amends at the weekend following a 3-1 win over West Ham United thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi and Issa Diop’s own goal.
Former Liverpool FC captain Redknapp delivered his honest verdict on Arsenal’s performance in a 3-1 win over Manuel Pellegrino’s West Ham side on Saturday afternoon.
“They had eight attempts on target and scored the two goals that won them the game,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
“This was a huge result for Arsenal and Emery.
“They may not have played great football but it is understandable if the team was nervous after losing their first two matches.
“Their improved second half performance — and that of their two strikers — should give Arsenal’s new manager real food for thought.”
The Gunners signed Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi in the summer.
Arsenal finished in sixth place in the Premier League table to miss out on a Champions League spot for the second successive season.
The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04 when the north London outfit finished the campaign without a loss.
Arsenal will take on Cardiff City in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday 2 September.