Ex-Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin has stated that current Gunners boss Unai Emery will not have an easy task to fill in the boots for his legendary predecessor Arsene Wenger.
The 47-year-old Spanish boss took charge of Arsenal football club last summer when Arsene Wenger decided to step down from the helm. The legendary Frenchman was holding the reins of the North London club for 22 long years and he won several major trophies as well including three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season missing out on a top-four berth by just one solitary point. Having reached the Europa League final as well, Arsenal lost the chance to make it into the Champions League as Chelsea hammered them 4-1 in the final in Baku.
It was never going to be an easy task to step into Wenger’s boots but this summer Emery has managed to bolster his squad by recruiting a few major new signings as he begins to reshape his squad.
And former Arsenal star Andrei Arshavin who had played under Wenger for four years at the Emirates admitted that it will be difficult for Emery to get back pick up the job left by Wenger. While speaking to Sky Sports, the Russian said that he hopes Emery does well but it will be a difficult task for the Arsenal boss, “It’s difficult to replace a guy who managed the team for more than 20 years,” Unai Emery is not in a good position I would say. But I would say the first year was not bad. He is building the team and he needs time. I hope he does well. I think the realistic target is to be in the top four because Manchester City and Liverpool are very strong. They are contenders for the title.”
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