ARSENAL boss Unai Emery is attempting to inject more energy into the team he inherited from Arsene Wenger.
That is according to former Manchester City gaffer Stuart Pearce, who believes it will take a while for the Spaniard’s methods to get across.
Arsenal endured a difficult start to life under Emery, with defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea.
But three wins on the trot suggest they have found their groove.
Pearce can see what Emery is trying to get from his players, and said: “There’s an evolvement of Arsenal as a football team.
“Arsenal have played in such a set way for so long, I think Arsenal have to find a slightly different way.
“Take all the good things from the Arsene Wenger era, looking after the ball, and prodding and probing, and maybe put a bit more energy into their play a little bit.
“I think that’s what he’s looking for.”
Lucas Torreira, who joined Arsenal from Sampdoria for £26.5m in July, has impressed off the bench in all five of the Gunners’ Premier League fixtures.
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The Uruguay international finds himself behind Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka in the pecking order.
But Pearce believes Torreira offers something different and could be the man to inject more energy into the team.
“He wants to go forward maybe a bit more regularly than some of their other players,” Pearce said on Sky Sports News.
“He looks for that forward pass.”