#1 Unai Emery needs to change his approach to shield the backline
Arsenal’s backline has been the main debate for the last three years. The Gunners backline has struggled to wind off opponents in the final third. However, their approach seems to be wrong.
There’s no doubt that Unai Emery loves to play possession-based football. But the Spaniard does not have the players for that to click at full throttle. The former Sevilla manager sticks with Granit Xhaka as the defensive midfielder, but the Swiss International leaves an abundance of space for the attacking midfielders and forwards to exploit.
There were several instances when both Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira were dragged out of their respective positions. It only helped Pochettino’s side to win the second balls and cause trouble.
When the ball was hooked up to Harry Kane, the Gunner simply fail to win the second ball. This forces them to track back and do the spare work at times.