Unai Emery insists he is continuing Arsene Wenger’s work at Arsenal
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that he is continuing the progress made by Arsene Wenger with the north London side. The Spanish tactician took over the reins from the French tactician during the summer of 2017 and he has since helped the club push for a top four spot with the opportunity of securing a trophy.
Speaking to reporters, Emery said that the recent run of form has come through an extended process which begun from Wenger’s time at the helm. He added that he has brought his own philosophy to the club, but has still keep some of the values from Wenger’s reign at the Emirates Stadium.
He said: “Our achievements come with progress. This is a process with the players, the new coaches and new staff. I was respecting a lot before Arsene was done because he worked here for a long time, improving a lot and helping this club to become bigger. I’m here now to continue this process. It’s something different, with my personality, my ideas and style, but above all I’ve kept a lot of positives that he worked here.”
Arsenal recently outclassed Napoli at the quarter-final stage of the Europa League as they beat them by a 3-0 aggregate scoreline. Next up, they are scheduled to face Valencia in the last four of the competition and they are certainly favourites to progress and meet one of Chelsea or Eintracht Frankfurt in the final at Baku.
Meanwhile, they are also holding the advantage in the race for the Champions League spot through the Premier League. The Capital side are currently holding the fourth spot on goal difference to Chelsea, but they have the easier run-in which should facilitate their objective of returning to the elite competition after a two-year wait. Arsenal can also achieve the same by winning the Europa League crown.