Giroud: ‘Some’ Arsenal players are ‘quite happy’ with Emery

Date published: Friday 18th January 2019 12:08

Olivier Giroud has offered his thoughts on Unai Emery’s first few months as Arsenal manager.

Emery was appointed as Arsene Wenger’s replacement in the summer, with Giroud having already left north London the previous January.

The Frenchman joined Chelsea but has stayed in contact with many players still at a club he spent six years at, and he says “some” are “quite happy” with the new manager.

“It’s a new adventure for them with a new coach,” he told ESPN FC.

“I think Emery has settled well in the club, the players like him, the way they are training, his philosophy of the game. I spoke with some of them and they are quite happy, but you don’t forget what Arsene Wenger achieved in this club.

“He basically built this club – if you take the different teams that used to train under Wenger, there were some unbelievable teams. We need to be patient with Emery and I think he will do very well at Arsenal. I’m not sure they’re better than before [yet], but one thing for sure is they’ve got a nice future.”


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