Emery hits out at Arsenal critics

Emery explains Ozil unsuited to physical and intense Bournemouth match-up

The Arsenal are now unbeaten in 16 games, and are progressing in the Europa League.

"For Arsenal, it was very important to find a good manager, especially after Wenger", Pires continued.

But he also pointed out things had certainly taken a turn for the worse over the years. We are scoring a lot.

"Today I was speaking in the dressing room with the players for half an hour, different things, tactically and other things", Emery said. "The players have found new football and they are more confident". And the ideal combination came with The Invincibles. And weirdly, Arsenal have gone to a back three.

And that appears to be what Emery has managed already.

Ozil was only named on the bench as Henrikh Mkhitaryan started alongside Alex Iwobi in support of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

High flying Arsenal resume their Premier League campaign following the global break on Sunday afternoon when they head to the Vitality Stadium to take on AFC Bournemouth, and they will be missing four players when they do so.

But Emery knows there is still work to be done - after all, Arsenal have not beaten any of their "Big 6" rivals in the Premier League since winning the North London derby more than a year ago.

A man hoping to earn senior worldwide recognition with England at some stage said of the differences between his bosses of past and present: "Wenger was very good for me as a manager and what he did for me".

"We are in that process: create an idea, a style, be competitive". But also we are conceding 15. I want to be demanding.

"(Hector) Bellerin I think has had a decent season but where's he been decent? I want to be demanding of myself, the team and the club.

Bought for a combined total of a little more than £5m, the triumvirate of Wilson-Fraser-King have scored 13 goals and laid on 12 assists in 33 league appearances between them this season, playing a part in a goal or an assist every 114 minutes on average.

"Money has changed everything".

As for the team news, Nacho Monreal is still out with a hamstring problem, while Sead Kolasinac's status is somewhat unclear, meaning Ainsley Maitland-Niles could start for the first time in the Premier League since injuring his knee at the beginning of the season.

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