Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Unai Emery rarely shouts at the players, and he generally has something positive to bring to his feedback.
Speaking to RMC ahead of Arsenal’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Aubameyang talked about Emery’s management style. The team have spent over half a year with the new club head coach now, but Aubameyang says the Spaniard rarely loses his cool, preferring a more interactive coaching style.
“He is someone who is always listening, who brings an enormous amount, who is very positive,” Aubameyang said. “I have rarely seen him shout at us. It has happened, but in general, he always has something positive to bring. I appreciate that because I am also someone who is very positive.”
That fact was never in doubt, as you can always see Aubameyang, Matteo Guendouzi and Alexandre Lacazette laughing and joking on the training pitches. They clearly like to look for the positives whilst remaining as competitive as possible, and it seems the coach shares a similar philosophy.
It’s worked out well for those three so far, with Aubameyang and Lacazette consistently Arsenal’s most dangerous attacking players, and Guendouzi proving himself in the Premier League even though he’s still just a teenager.
As for whether the coaching style works for the team as a whole, we’ll have to wait and see where Arsenal end up in May. There have been good moments and bad ones so far, but if Emery can qualify for the Champions League next season then that’s the year’s objective achieved for most fans.