Hector Bellerin, the right-back players for Arsenal FC has come to peace with the idea that the team has a long way to go before they are playing at their peak performance, especially playing against Manchester City. Though despite the 2-0 defeat that happened during Unai Emery’s Emirate debut, Bellerin can still look at the positive outcomes from the match.
Throughout the game, the team tried their hardest to play from the back. However, Matteo Guendouzi could not hide his nervousness while on the field during the debut. On the upside, it can go without saying that he had a numerous amount of chances during the game.
Emirates Displayed Tactical Skills
On the opposing side, the Emirates did display their skilful tactical side as they allowed for an early substitution during the second half of the game, one that can be called an impressive speciality of Arsene Wenger. However, Bellerin showed his optimism as he spilled his thoughts on the game in an interview with the official Arsenal FC site. He started off by saying he only saw the game as something positive, even though the odds weren’t in the favour of the team. He reflected back onto how the team played last year and how much their skills have improved within the last few months, according to Bellerin, the team had chances to score and to impressive during the second half – something that was not as likely with their playing style from the last year. He continues on to talk about his opponents – stating that they were playing against a team that has been around for a while and have a room filled with new players who were previously crowned champions on the field – so with that knowledge, it’s not like the team faced an easy loss to a lower grade team.
The team is scheduled to travel to Stamford Bridge, which will show itself to be another tough challenge. This will serve as also being another chance for the FC to begin to get familiar with the working on their new manager as well. While Bellerin is remaining positive, he did emphasise the importance of each and every point, which can be hard to watch go away to another team, such as Chelsea. Though despite the loss, Arsenal is using this as motivation to show the opposers up and display that they can match and succeed their playing skills.
The FC is using this time to prepare themselves for the match as they have a week to improve their skills and come up with a gameplay. This is helpful as they have faced off against Chelsea before and have a solid understanding of what they’re up against. On the upside for Arsenal, Bellerin did notice that Guardiola did not have the instant success that everyone was looking for, which can be used to the FC benefit as the player has probably not fully adjusted to the workings of Arsene Wenger and the constant changes.