Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has admitted that he is relishing the prospect of playing under manager Unai Emery. The Spain international has been a regular fixture for the Gunners since the start of the season and he has been impressed with the progress witnessed under the Spaniard’s management.
He said: “It feels like a new club. We have so many new staff. It’s a shame for those who have gone, and I am grateful to them all. Some had been at the club for many years. But you can understand why a new person would like to put their own stamp on the club. I am impressed with Emery. We lost our first two games but we were very close both times. After the match, the players could feel that things were coming together.”
Meanwhile, in the same interview, Bellerin appeared to aim a dig at former manager Arsene Wenger for sticking with the same tactics in every other game and he is pleased that Emery has looked much different in this facet of the encounter. Unlike Wenger, Emery has adapted the tendency to analyse video coverage of the forthcoming opponents and Bellerin has certainly been impressed with the plans made for every other game.
On a personal note, Bellerin has not made the best of starts when the defensive side of his game is considered but he has nevertheless commanded the right-back spot ahead of veteran defender Stephan Lichtsteiner. Bellerin has played through the entire 90 minutes in each of the four league matches this season, contributing one assist in the process.