How Unai Emery can change approach to Arsenal's adjustments and fitness
paininthearsenal's Brian Wong looks into Arsenal's New Era fitness adjustments
"I think everyone has mentioned this, but the most drastic change observed is the adjustments made by Arsenal throughout the game and the fitness level of players.
"I urge all readers to understand that Wenger made his adjustments too; you don’t win the respect of players and stay in the top flight for so many years without being a good coach and making tactical adjustments. However, Emery is far more intense and regular in his imparting instruction during matches. He encourages players from the sidelines and appears to be continually making minor tweaks, both collectively and individually.
"He also has a staff that is very experienced in the world of fitness and conditioning. In particular, I note that the first offseason training video released by Arsenal’s official Youtube channel was the players doing the beep test.
"Of course, Wenger may have done it too, but I do not recall ever seeing it in a promotional video. For it to make the cut shows the amount of fitness and conditioning training the players are doing. Many of the players also look stronger and fitter — Petr Cech, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have all returned to action in supreme shape. Emery and his coaching staff are having an effect."