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ARSENAL haven’t made enough changes under Unai Emery, according to former captain Tony Adams
The Gunners have bounced back from two straight defeats to win their last two Premier League matches against West Ham and Cardiff.
But questions remain over their playing style as the Spaniard looks to implement his philosophy of playing out from the back, pressing high and utilising a high defensive line.
And whlle many have questioned Emery’s decision to try and implement such major changes after only making five signings in the summer, Adams – by contrast – thinks the new manager’s reign has been too similar to that of Arsene Wenger’s final years at the club.
“I don’t think he has [the right group of players] but you can change your mythology completely and be more resilient and more stable defensively,” Adams said on Sky Sports’ The Debate
“I just saw an Arsene Wenger performance [against Cardiff] and that was the thing that was disappointing. For years Arsenal fans have been watching stuff and it’s really attractive to watch and it’s entertaining.
“But to think that squad of players can play teams off the park, Liverpools and even Tottenhams, you’re not going to pass them or the Man Citys off the park.
“We tried that in the last 10 years, played Barcelona [in the final], quarter-final, quarter-final, semi-final, coming fourth, coming fifth, coming fourth. It’s more of the same and I just wanted a little more resilience.
“I love [Rob] Holding – stick him in, work with him. You bring [Stephan] Lichsteiner in, he looks like a real leader.
“Then you’ve got Hector Bellerin, he’s the one to watch, put Lichtsteiner in, say ‘Look son, that’s how you do it.’