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Ray Parlour backs Unai Emery to come good at Arsenal

Parlour backs Emery to come good at Arsenal
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Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour backs Unai Emery to come good at the Emirates Stadium if the club's new head coach is given the time.

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has backed Unai Emery to come good at the Emirates Stadium if the club's new head coach is given time to make his mark.

Emery replaced Arsene Wenger as head coach of the Gunners earlier this summer, and the Spaniard's reign has started with back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.

Parlour has called on Emery to use Pep Guardiola's blueprint at Manchester City in terms of style of football, and the former Gunners midfielder is confident that things will improve once the balance in the squad has been addressed.

"I know he [Emery] is trying to play out from the back. There were occasions during the Manchester City game especially when it wasn't working," Parlour told Sky Sports News.

"And they are trying to play out like the manager said but as a football player you have to make the right decision and if it isn't on - you go a bit longer. It's the right way to play, [Pep] Guardiola has cracked it. He knew he had a problem with the goalkeeper and he addressed it with Ederson.

"He had a problem with the right-back, he addressed it with Kyle Walker, so maybe Emery has to go through some sort of situation as him.

"He needs to find out what his players can do and if they can't do what he wants them to do, he may have to change some personnel and find the players who do that because that is the way he wants to play."

Arsenal will attempt to record their first win of the season when they host West Ham United this weekend.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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