The Nigeria worldwide should have a substantial role to play this season, given Arsenal’s lack of natural wingers.
Alex Iwobi celebrating his goal for Arsenal against Brighton in the English Premiership.
“It’s going to be a bit unusual at first, because all my Arsenal life has been about Arsene Wenger”, he added.
Unai Emery took over the reins of the north London club from Arsene Wenger at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
Saunders has little sympathy for Arsenal as they once again find themselves facing a contract quandary, having endured similar struggles with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez last season.
“We have to give him time for him to bring his own style and the way he wants to play”, the 42-year-old told Press Association Sport. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang combined as the Gabon striker made it 2-0 via a deflection.
Aspiring for the league title will be too early for Emery’s men but they will be looking to finish in the top four which seems to be a very realistic target.
“Coming into a big club you need a trophy, so if you don’t win the league you have to win the others”.
Lacazette and Aubameyang were both big money signings for Arsenal, and the club needs to get some return on their investment.
The 46-year-old Spanish coach succeeded long-term Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in May and is now preparing for the forthcoming campaign.
The perceived wisdom, therefore, is that Cech may yet preserve his place as Arsenal’s starting goalkeeper when the Premier League returns next week despite the £18m addition of Leno.
Many supporters questioned Wenger’s decision to use Aubameyang on the left rather than as a centre-forward at times last season, but it has been the same story under Emery in some of Arsenal’s pre-season games. Monreal is still to return to ball-work with the team and has not played a minute of pre-season under the new boss.