Hector Bellerin Says Arsenal ‘More Organized’ under Unai Emery than Arsene Wenger


Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin says that Arsenal will be “more organised on the pitch” under Unai Emery than they were under Arsene Wenger, according to ESPN FC.

Bellerin, 22, says that Wenger gave the players “a lot of freedom”, and has enjoyed the changes he has seen while participating in preseason training under Emery.

“The training has been way different,” Bellerin said. “We work on different things to how we did with the boss [Wenger]. Both coaches have philosophies that are different. Arsene Wenger was a manager that led a lot of inspiration from the players. He gave you a lot of freedom.

“Unai Emery is a bit more tactical. We are going to be more organised on the pitch and they are different philosophies that have worked for them both. We are getting used to it, working really hard, everyone is really excited.”

Bellerin also said that the players are buying into the new approach employed by Emery.

“It has been very different for everyone,” he said. “Mr. Wenger had been at the club 22 years. When a new coach comes in, lots of things change, not just on the pitch but the backroom staff is different. A lot of people that weren’t here before are now here. Every change is always for the better.

“They had a lot experts looking for a coach and if they think Unai Emery is the one, he will be. He has great experience in Spain, he has been at the top level and even with teams that have not had the best players, he has made them competitive.”