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Unai Emery’s in-tray: what is waiting for Arsenal’s new manager? | Amy Lawrence

The former PSG coach needs to instil defensive discipline, find a new shape for Arsenal’s midfield and get the most out of a wealth of young talent to impress at the Emirates

A quick highlights reel of Arsenal’s away performances from last season will tell Emery all he needs to know about how an injection of organisation and motivation are paramount. The concentration lapses, the losing of leads, the lack of robustness, need knocking on the head from day one. Whether it was complacency or anxiety or a weird mixture of both, it needs addressing. The players should be ready to welcome some new instruction, new guidance, new ideas to give them a fresh start. The fear of surrendering points has become mental as well as tactical and technical. Time to sweep bad habits away.

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