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Unai Emerys repetitive training methods starting to frustrate Arsenal squad

The Spaniard has been criticised for Arsenals mixed start to the new season (Picture: Getty)

Some of Arsenals players are reportedly becoming frustrated with how repetitive Unai Emerys training sessions are, while they have done virtually no work on pressing.

The Gunners threw away a two-goal lead on Sunday as they collapsed in the second half against Watford, conceding 31 shots in the match, and Emery was criticised for his tactics and decision-making in the game.

Although individual mistakes were once again Arsenals undoing for both of Watford goals, the sides lacklustre defending as whole – and the lack of cohesive pressing from the players in front of the back four – were clear to see.

Arsenal players growing frustrated with Unai Emery over repetitive training sessions
Arsenal were lucky to escape with a point in a dreadful performance at Watford (Picture: Getty)

According to The Athletic, barring a few drills when he first arrived at the club, Emery has done little work on improving and honing Arsenals pressing and it is not one of his main tactical plans.

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While Arsenals players still enjoy working under Emery, there is a frustration with how little he changes up his methods, sticking with the same repetitive drills in training.

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The Spaniard is also noted for his use of video analysis and, while that was a breath of fresh air after Arsene Wenger, some players are now zoning out of sessions that often last more than two hours.

The Athletics report also says that Emery surprisingly ditched playing mock games before matches – with the Under-23 side mimicking the style of upcoming opponents – despite the squad loving it.

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