Premier League: Alan
Smith reveals Arsenal
player that will cause
problems for Emery.
Former Arsenal star, Alan Smith has expressed that accommodating Mesut Ozil in Arsenal squad will be Unai Emery’s biggest tactical problem.
The arrival of Emery as a replacement for Arsene Wenger has prompted a slight change in Arsenal’s formation.
Ozil’s position has also been changed as he was put on the right wing during last weekend’s defeat against Manchester City.
The Ex Sevilla coach wants to implement a high-energy pressing game and Smith is struggling to see where Ozil,
as well as Henrikh Mkhitaryan fit in.
“The new manager has a liking for getting his attackers to aggressively close down,’ he told the Evening Standard.
“Can Ozil and Mkhitaryan, for instance, do that in the way Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro did so successfully for Emery at Sevilla?
“That’s fine when he’s in the mood, pulling the strings with that wonderful eye for an opening.
“It won’t sit so comfortably if his passing gets sloppy, as it did against City, and he drifts to the edges of a contest.”