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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
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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