Ian Wright's tweet about Unai Emery after Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal

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Unai Emery's Arsenal reign has got off to the most difficult start.

The Spaniard - who succeeded Arsene Wenger - has had to face Manchester City and Chelsea in his first two Premier League fixtures.

And as many people predicted, the Gunners are currently pointless, losing 2-0 to the champions at the Emirates and 3-2 to Maurizio Sarri's side on Saturday.

It was the game of the season so far, with Chelsea taking an early 2-0 lead but then being pegged back by Arsenal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi getting the goals.

In the second-half, Arsenal finally showed they can defend a bit, with the introduction of Lucas Torreira for Granit Xhaka really altering the style for the better.

Nevertheless, the negatives will outweigh the positives for many fans, particularly after Marcos Alonso's winner.

Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi and Mesut Ozil were all woeful at Stamford Bridge, while Petr Cech struggled with playing out from the back again - but he did make some brilliant saves.

But club legend Ian Wright posted a brave tweet highlighting the many positives from Arsenal's performance.


He's really spoken some sense during a bit of a chaotic period for the Gunners.

Matteo Guendouzi looks like a potential star for the future and was easily Arsenal's best player on the day.

And Emery's ruthlessness with his substitutions is certainly a welcome reprieve from Wenger's stubbornness.

The Frenchman would often wait far too long to take off an underperforming player, but Emery hooked both Xhaka and Ozil without a second thought.

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Wright also tweeted his support to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after the Gabon striker missed two absolute sitters at Stamford Bridge.


A nice touch.

Emery spoke after the game about how happy he was with the response from his players and found a lot of positives in the performance.

“Our reaction is good, we had chances to go 2-2 and we deserved to do more at half-time," Emery said to BT Sport.

"The half-time is good for us and the second half is we need to continue this control, but I think the second half we don’t push and keep possession like we did in the first half, and in our moments, our chances, we didn’t do, and they did.


“That is why the results is 3-2. But it is one process. In the second half we played with two midfielders, 19 and 21 years old. They improve and are continuing. I am happy without the result.”

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Shkodran Mustafi
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